Jobseekers meet prospective employers at Kimberly-Clark plant in Barton
AS the Government is set to release the latest unemployment figures later today, jobseekers in the region were last night given the chance to meet prospective employers.
As reported on www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk yesterday, a jobs fair was held at the Kimberly-Clark plant in Barton.
Proposals to close the factory were first announced in October and the move has since been confirmed.
The plant employs 352 staff members, along with 100 contractors and about 120 temporary workers.
According to bosses, about 30 affected employees have already found new jobs. And earlier this month, they said it is their intent to sell the factory once it’s empty.
At last night’s fair, Kimberly-Clark employees were taking full advantage of the range of opportunities available.
Russ Carrick, 58, from Grimsby, who has worked there for 19 years, said: “It is quite daunting looking for work after that many years.
“I was working in scaffolding for 20 years before joining Kimberly-Clark.
“I am in a better position as I can take my pension, but for the younger ones it is difficult.
“I think it is a good thing to have this jobs fair and I am still definitely going to look for a job.”
Check here later for the latest unemployment figures.