Unemployment is down year on year

Unemployment is down in south Lincolnshire.
Unemployment is down in south Lincolnshire.
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The number of people claiming Jobseekers allowance in South Holland dropped by 35 year on year last month.

Some 610 people were registered as claiming by the Job Centre, compared with 645 last year.

Spokesman Jonathan Beech told the Spalding Guardian that there had been a lot of recruitment in the food industry locally.

Although there had been several redundancies at the Spalding Bakery, on Fulney Lane in Spalding, the Job Centre was working closely with the company and those made redundant to find them new positions.

“Those made redundant are getting offers from other food companies locally so a lot of those redundancies are being soaked up by other employers,” added Mr Beech.

He was also hopeful that more people would find positions when the South Holland Centre in Spalding hosts a jobs fair, organised by South Holland District Council and the Department for Work and Pensions, on Tuesday, April 4.

The fair is being held to give people a chance to speak to over 40 employers who are recruiting and learn about a wide range of careers and educational opportunities.

People will also have an opportunity to get advice about starting their own business.

Among companies represented are Bakkavor, Butters Group, Dalehead Foods, Fowler Welch and Princes.