More vacancies on offer at Jobs Fair in Redcar next week

Tees Valley Combined Authority | Published on: 12th April 2016

Up to 20 employers will be promoting vacancies at the latest SSI Task Force Jobs Fair next week.  The latest in a series of Jobs Fairs takes place on Tuesday 19th April at the Tuned In! building on Redcar seafront between 10am – 3pm.

Companies attending include Nissan, Hawk Group, Applebridge Construction and Normans of Billingham.  Jobs available include:

  • Logistics and Transport
  • Engineering
  • Plant Operators
  • Machine Operators
  • Driving and Haulage
  • Chemical and process operator
  • Construction
  • Electrical

The event aims to help former SSI staff, supply chain workers and their families find new employment and retraining opportunities.  Anyone from the area affected by redundancy and looking for work is welcome to attend.

Chair of the SSI Task Force and Chief Executive of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Amanda Skelton said: “Over 250 people have already found work as a direct result of the last three SSI Task Force Jobs Fairs.  There has been good progress, but we know there are still hundreds of highly skilled former SSI and supply chain workers yet to find new jobs.  The Jobs Fair is a great chance for people to meet with potential employers and see first-hand the vacancies on offer.  We can also support people to get new skills and qualifications by funding training that could help them back to work in new roles.”

Employers can also benefit from wage subsidy funding through the SSI Task Force Jobs and Skills Fund.  The scheme helps businesses to employ former SSI employees, supply chain workers affected by the closure of SSI and spouses or partners of workers, who are living in the same household.  The fund will subsidise the cost of employment for positions made available for a minimum of two years.

Click here to find more about the help available for individuals and businesses affected by the SSI closure.


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