COLUMN: Jobs fairs are great constituency events
The recent Boston Jobs Fair was remarkable for two reasons: first, it was bigger than ever, with hundreds of jobs and hundreds of prospective applicants through the doors of the Peter Paine. Hot on the heels of the Skegness jobs fair this is usually a great kind of constituency event in which to play a part. I’m keen to support local charities and businesses so that they can respectively provide genuine experience of work for the unemployed and then concrete opportunities for work. Alongside opportunities in agriculture - by no means all minimum wage - and in the NHS, there were also national employers such as the armed forces, helping the constituency to further drive down what is already historically low unemployment. My role in this is to bring people together, and to make sure central government is providing all the help Jobcentre Plus needs to make the most of fairs such as this. I will continue it as long as I am your Member of Parliament.