An Employment Fayre organised by constituency MP for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East Stuart McDonald and local MSP Jamie Hepburn has been hailed as a huge success.
The attendance of the event surpassed the expectations of the organisers who are already planning to repeat the event in the future and are considering expanding the scale of it given the levels of demand. Dozens of employers and organisations attended as exhibitors, and reported a positive experience and receiving a great response.
The event, held this morning (Monday 22nd February) at Cumbernauld’s New Town Hall which was free to attend and open to all, gave job seekers a chance to speak directly with a range of local employers and organisations.
The event was supported by Cumbernauld-based company The Food and Drink Hub for Scotland, who provided complimentary refreshments, showcasing their wide range of products.
Commenting on the event Mr McDonald said: “It was brilliant to see such a great turnout at today’s Employment Fayre. A wide range of local employers were on hand to offer advice to local people looking for employment opportunities, advice and information.
“It serves as a reminder that we have a wealth of fantastic organisations and businesses on our doorstep. I hope that we were able to create some matches today that will lead to local people being able to take up some fantastic new opportunities.
“Thanks to everyone who came along to support and to all involved in helping to organise this event.”
Mr Hepburn added: “I am delighted that this event was such a great success. The turnout was fantastic and I really hope that we were able to help people find employment as a result.
“This was the first event of its kind which we have held but it is something we’ll definitely want to do again. I think there is a strong case for running such an event on an even bigger scale next time.
“Today proves that there is a clear demand for such events and I’d like to thank all the organisations and groups who attended as well as the huge numbers of members of the public who helped to make the Fayre the success it was.”