First ever North Lincolnshire jobs fair is set for June

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The first ever area-wide jobs fair is set to be held as part of a scheme that is expected to create hundreds of jobs.

The event will showcase local businesses that have or are set to benefit from a £10m Regional Growth Fund (RGF).

North Lincolnshire Council, the administering body for the funding, has already allocated more than £5m of the fund in less than one year.

It is anticipated the whole project will result in the creation of around 400 jobs.

The council will invite those companies to attend the jobs fair to advertise new jobs and talk to potential employees.

A date for the event has not yet been decided, but it is expected to be held in June 2013.

Epworth councillor Liz Redfern, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “We are helping businesses, helping people gain employment and helping the local economy through the Regional Growth Fund.

“Where in many areas, take up has been slow, in North Lincolnshire, we are forging our way ahead and have already allocated around £5m.

“This has given local businesses a major boost.”

She added: “We are doing all we can to help people get a foot on the career ladder.

“The jobs fair is a great way to showcase the many businesses in North Lincolnshire.

“It will give local people the chance to meet potential employers and find out about forthcoming job and training opportunities.”

This comes on the back of a recent event held at Kimberley Clark in Barton as part of the Taskforce that was set up to help those facing redundancy.

The jobs fair would focus specifically on job vacancies, self-employment and new business start-ups.