MP's new Jobs In Focus series kicks off in September

The first of Chris Skidmore MP’s new “Jobs in Focus” webinar sessions will take place on Friday 11th September at 2pm, and all local residents who are interested in local employment opportunities are welcome to take part. 

The new series will help to showcase local job and training opportunities for Kingswood residents, and will see a panel of retailers and local employers offering helpful information on the work opportunities available within the Kingswood area and across South Gloucestershire. The event will also help young people and adults looking for work access advice and information on careers and opportunities.  

With each webinar focusing on a separate sector, this first session will feature representatives from local retailers and supermarket chains, including Tesco, in addition to a representative from Kingswood Jobs Centre. An apprenticeships webinar is planned for later in the year. 

To register an interest and take part, residents should check Chris’s website at www.chrisskidmore.com and Facebook page at facebook.com/chrisskidmoreofficial, where the Zoom registration link will be available. The webinar will also be live streamed on Chris’ Facebook page on the day. 

The Member of Parliament for Kingswood has been organising Jobs Fairs in his constituency for the past ten years, bringing together a wide range of local employers offering a variety of vacancies.  

This year however, due to the challenges posed by the Coronavirus outbreak and the difficulties in hosting physical Jobs Fairs locally, the MP has decided to take the event online.  

Chris said: “It has been a difficult few months for all of us and as we all navigate our new normal in the Coronavirus recovery period, I know everyone is doing their part to support people in our community back into work.  

Our Jobs Fairs are a great way to put local talent in touch with employers and I am delighted to host this series of virtual events in partnership with local businesses and employers, and to be able to highlight job opportunities and advice for local residents and young people during these unprecedented times.”