SPECIALLY-ARRANGED shuttle buses will be on hand to transport the unemployed from Uttoxeter to a huge annual jobs fair.
Two-hundred-and-fifty jobs will be on offer at the event, which was organised by Uttoxeter MP Andrew Griffiths and takes part on September 13 at the Pirelli Stadium, Burton.
The Advertiser revealed last week that digger giant JCB is the fair’s main sponsor and Momentum Recruitment, based in Marchington, will offer 40 welding and engineering jobs.
Now Mr Griffiths has confirmed that those from Uttoxeter who cannot drive or afford public transport will be able to access the event via a Staffordshire County Council-provided shuttle bus.
He said: “This fair is a fantastic opportunity not only for job-seekers in Uttoxeter to find themselves work, but also for local businesses to advertise their vacancies and find the right people to help their companies flourish.
“I’m grateful to the county council for supplying the bus, which will make it much easier for people to get to the fair from Uttoxeter completely free of charge.
“I was keen to ensure that people who did not have their own vehicle or could not afford public transport were able to come along because it represents such a good chance for everyone to see the wide range of jobs and opportunities available on the day.
“What is really good is that there are such a range of roles on offer for all sorts of people with different skills.
“I am hopeful that this variation will attract a whole host of people from all walks of life to the fair.
“Seeing big and small firms get behind an event this is great and is brilliant backing to business in the area.
Further information about the fair is available online at www.burtonjobsfair.com.
Anyone wanting more information about the buses, including times, is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any businesses still interested in taking part are asked to call Mr Griffiths’ London office on 0207 2197029 or email email@example.com.
The past two events have attracted major firms including Boots, UPS, Vodafone and Sky TV.
Mr Griffiths recently cut the ribbon at Momentum Recruitment’s new welding school in Marchington Industrial Estate.