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Latest jobs and skills fair for SSI workers attracts scores of employers

Screen Shot 2015-11-13 at 16.15.27More than 80 companies and training providers will headline the latest jobs and skills fair to help former SSI and supply chain workers find new employment and retraining opportunities.

Middlesbrough Football Club’s Riverside Stadium will host the jobs and skills fair on Saturday November 21st between 10am and 3pm.

Confirmed employers recruiting at the jobs fair will include Nissan, Celsa Steel, Eddie Stobart, EE and Cleveland Containers. Vacancies range from heavy industry to administration and logistics posts.

Chair of the SSI Task Force and Chief Executive of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Amanda Skelton said: “Following the last task force jobs fair held at Redcar Heart on October 14th, 107 former SSI workers have found new jobs as a direct result of attending the event.”

Scores of employment and retraining opportunities will be on show at the latest jobs fair – part of a package of support put in place to help former SSI workers since the Redcar steelworks closure.

The SSI Task Force has secured more than £42m in total so far from Government to deliver on-going support to workers who lost their jobs at the Redcar steelworks, including a £16.5m Jobs and Skills Fund to help local firms employ former SSI workers or their spouses.

Sue Soroczan, SSI Task Force workforce workstream leader, said: “The skills and work ethic of the SSI workers are in high demand and we have had huge demand from employers and training providers for places at the next jobs fair.

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Links to all the support funds, including eligibility and how to apply, can be found at www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/taskforce.

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