There's a fair chance of finding your perfect job at events in Lincolnshire
A RECRUITMENT drive is underway along the Lincolnshire coast to help match people looking for jobs with potential employers.
With more than 3,000 people in the East Lindsey area alone registered as unemployed, the district council and JobCentre Plus have teamed up to organise two recruitment fairs – offering 150 jobs in a range of fields.
A fair held in Mablethorpe last year was attended by about 600 people from across the region, and 30 per cent of those who attended successfully gained employment.
Mablethorpe and Skegness are both traditional towns, along with many other coastal resorts around the country, that have an over reliance on seasonal employment, which is more readily available during the peak tourist season.
The quiet season is between November and March, when some businesses often scale back their operations due to fewer visitors to the area.
As well as job opportunities at this year's fairs, there will be recruitment and training advice available, plus apprenticeship opportunities.
South Lincolnshire Voluntary Community Service will be attending to offer volunteering placements to help people develop new skills.
The European recruitment team will also be attending the Skegness Jobsfair, with jobs available on the day for people looking to work overseas.
The district council and JobCentre Plus hope the fairs will result in local people being introduced to employers who can offer more sustainable longer term jobs as well as helping employers to fill the vital seasonal jobs that become available each year.
The fairs will take place at:
Mablethorpe on Friday, February 22, at Mablethorpe Community Hall from 10.30pm to 2.30pm.
Skegness on Thursday, March 7, at Embassy Theatre from 10.30pm to 2.30pm.
June Howard, an employer adviser for JobCentre Plus in Mablethorpe, said: "These exciting events are open for all jobseekers, giving everyone the opportunity to speak to employers directly about the different types of jobs on offer.
"The fairs will be a great opportunity to bring together, employers and training providers at one venue, helping jobseekers to see what options there are available to them."
The portfolio holder for economic regeneration Councillor Craig Leyland, said: "I am pleased we've been able to work with JobCentre Plus on these incredibly important events.
"I hope people who need support in finding a new job will make a note of the date now and go along to see what opportunities there may be for them."