Jobs fair at town hall

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A jobs summit is being held in Chorley today.

In a bid to tackle unemployment in the borough, Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle has brought together local employers to give information and advice about how to get into work.

It will be running at Chorley Town Hall from 2pm to 3pm on Wednesday (March 28).

Mr Hoyle said: “Regardless of your view on what has caused an increase in unemployment – everyone agrees that we need to come together as a community and look at how we can tackle the problem.

“It doesn’t suit employers in the area to have young people out of the jobs market, and for those who are out of work – they need to see that there options open to them. We need to do all we can to get our young people into work.

“I have written to employers right across the region who can provide apprenticeships, employment or some much needed guidance.

“Job Centre Plus and local Colleges will be on hand to too.”

Unemployment in Chorley currently runs at around 4 per cent of the working age population.

There has also been an increase of 100 young people out of work in the borough since last February.