In recent years great progress has been made to reduce unemployment in our area. In fact, unemployment has fallen by 62% since 2010 and is at its lowest level since 2001.
This is excellent news, but it still means that there are about 1,000 people who are out of work. That's 1,000 people whose talents are wasted. Employment brings a person not only an income but self-respect, confidence and independence. Since 2012 I have run regular ‘Job Fares’ to try and help people get into work.