Hamilton Jobs Fair – Success

Angela Crawley MP for Lanark and Hamilton East has expressed thanks to the nearly 700 constituents who attended her jobs fair last Friday, 19th August in the University of the West of Scotland’s Hamilton Campus.

The fair, co-sponsored by Job Spot, had 38 stallholders in attendance, each offering full- and part-time positions, apprenticeships and training opportunities.

The event was opened by Hamilton-born Hollywood actor Gianni Capaldi, and followed on from Ms Crawley’s successful jobs fair in Carluke in May.

 Ms Crawley said: “The Hamilton jobs fair was a huge success, with double the number of attendees of the Carluke event.

 “Unemployment and underemployment are some of the biggest issues facing my constituents, so to be able to do something to help start or change people’s careers is a great privilege.

 “The feedback I received on the day and afterwards suggests jobs fairs are worthwhile and many constituents have already said they have found their next career opportunity from the event.

 “As a result, I hope to hold two jobs fairs in the constituency each year to help as many people into employment as I can.”