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Boost for job hunters as fair opens up 750 roles

Tuesday 10th September 2013 (Andrew Griffiths)

MORE than 750 vacancies will be on offer at a jobs fair aimed at boosting employment levels in Burton, it has

been revealed.

MP Andrew Griffiths toldtheMail that healthcare giant Boots, based in Centrum 100, and Kerry Foods, in Mosley Street, would both be offering 100 jobs at the event on Friday at the Pirelli Stadium.

Distribution firm Palletforce, also based in Centrum 100, will be at the event offering apprenticeships and

prison officer jobs at Dovegate Prison will also be up for grabs courtesy of Serco.

Mr Griffiths said: “We now have more than 35 firms signed up to take part in the jobs fair and we are very pleased with that number. “What I like personally is that it is a mix. “There are both big and small companies

who have decided to back the jobs fair and showtheir faithinthe people of Burton.

“The jobs fair will show what differing trade and industry the town and surrounding area has to offer and will

hopefully help a lot of people get into employment.” Town brewing giant Marston’s, Hatton-based Nestle and world renowned clothing brand SuperGroup are among other major firms backing the jobs fair.

Mr Griffiths said he was also keen to get people attending the event to sign up to a host of specially designed seminars. He added: “Burton and South Derbyshire College will be holding two seminars – one on writing a CV and the other on interview techniques.

“Business Enterprise Support will also be on hand to help people take a closer and real look into starting their ownbusiness. “We expect the event to be very busy, so I would ask people who would like to take part in a seminar to get in touch through our website and register beforehand to avoid disappointment.”

More information is available by heading online to businesses interested in taking part should call the MP’s London office on 02072 197029 or email

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