Sunday, December 13, 2015


Many people in the Brigg area are steelworkers and some of them, sadly, are facing the threat of redundancy at the Scunthorpe works of Tata Steel. 
Our community also includes people working for contracting companies which will be affected.
A Jobs Fair for those facing redundancy at Tata, and what are called supply chain employees,  will be held on Thursday (December 17) on the steelworks, between 1pm and 7pm.
The Steel Task Force has organised the event following the announcement in October of 900 job losses.
The Jobs Fair has already attracted a lot of interest from companies wanting to attend who have vacancies and are looking to recruit. Nineteen companies have so far said they want to attend. 
These include Stagecoach, Corrboard UK Ltd, and North Lincolnshire and Goole Hospital Trust.
The jobs on offer are varied and it is hoped that individuals who are actively seeking a new opportunity will find suitable jobs to apply for.
Those attending will get the chance to discuss with the companies their skills and experience and find out what jobs are available. Please take your CV with you.
Workshops are also being held week starting tomorrow, December 14, for those wanting help preparing their CV. 
A Task Force information is available on site at the Tata Admin Centre where people can call in for information, help and advice.
Alternatively, any Tata Steel employee wanting more information should contact their HR department or line manager, or contact the Task Force – Linda Cox on 07972636750 or email
Baroness Liz Redfern, the Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The event is aimed specifically at those facing redundancy and who are actively looking for another job. It is also available to supply chain businesses as the imminent job losses will also impact on them.
“Through the Task Force, we are making every effort to minimise the impact on workers, be it to help them find alternative jobs, training or for those wanting to know what opportunities are out there.
“The fact that 19 companies have already committed to attend speaks volumes. Many are looking to recruit so it is an ideal opportunity for people to go along and find out how they can help you.
“If you want a change in career, we can help with that too through the recent funding we have secured from the Government to provide more training opportunities which in turn will help people back into work.
“There is no need to book, just call in. Everyone is there to help.”
Paul Martin, Director of Human Resources for Tata Steel's Long Products Europe business, said:  "The job fair is an important event which will allow employers to meet highly-skilled employees who are looking for new opportunities.
"As well as having direct contact with potential employers, the fair will provide those attending with the tools they need to seek alternative employment, retraining and see what is available to match their skills.
"The fact almost 20 companies have already said they will be attending is great news and shows there are opportunities out there for those who want them." 

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