Ensuring the area’s economy remains strong continues to be my top priority in 2018, and there’s much to be positive about.
Locally, unemployment is lower than the national average and those claiming out of work benefits has fallen by half since 2010.
Last year, I visited upgraded sites at Colt, Kenwood and FatFace, who opened a brand new distribution centre at Dunsbury Hill Farm. All of these are employing hundreds of local people, as well as contributing towards a strong national picture with more than thirty million people in work across the country.
For anyone still looking for work, my Havant Jobs, Apprenticeships and Careers Fair returns to Havant Leisure Centre on Friday 9 March between 10am and 3pm for a third consecutive year. More than sixty exhibitors will be at the event, which is backed by the Jobs Centre, with hundreds of jobs and apprenticeships on offer.
That includes representatives from dozens of industries from both the public and private sectors, ranging from the Armed Forces to care agencies and retail, who will all be on hand to offer jobs and advice.
Specialist workshops will also be provided by the National Careers Service on Curriculum Vitae building and job interview techniques.
If any business has any vacancies available and would like to exhibit at the event, then please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and my office will be in touch.
In Westminster, I’ll be moving into a more senior position within the Government, as Parliamentary aide to Secretary of State Greg Clark in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). As Parliamentary Private Secretary I’ll act as a link between the Government and Conservative backbench MPs as new legislation is formulated, focusing on implementation of the Government’s Industrial Strategy.
Despite the promotion, I’ll continue to champion local issues in Westminster and work hard for Havant residents – it remains an honour to serve as your local MP.
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