MP hails ‘best ever’ Hastings jobs fair despite protest

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd meeting an exhibitor at the Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair
Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd meeting an exhibitor at the Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd hailed the ‘most successful’ jobs fair yet despite a protest against climate change cuts on Friday (February 26).

The Combe Haven Defenders held up a banner calling on the energy and climate change secretary to reverse cuts on solar energy subsidies while speaking at the fair.

The Combe Haven Defenders' banner behind Amber Rudd at the jobs fair. Photo courtesy of Combe Haven Defenders

The Combe Haven Defenders' banner behind Amber Rudd at the jobs fair. Photo courtesy of Combe Haven Defenders

The event at Sussex Coast College Hastings was the fifth fair Ms Rudd has helped to organise and saw nearly forty employers offering employment and apprenticeship opportunities.

“The fair has become a yearly highlight for me as I get to see the diverse range of good quality opportunities which are available for jobseekers in our area,” Ms Rudd said.

“I would like to thank this year’s sponsors: Hastings Direct, as well as Saga, Hastings Works, the Let’s Do Business Group, and Kurt J Lesker, for helping to make this year the best and most successful yet.”

As well as seeking to help put people looking for work in contact with local businesses with vacancies to fill, the event saw seminars on employment and training advice run alongside the exhibition.

A banner saying 'Frack off Amber' at the Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair at Sussex Coast College Hastings. Photo by @xylottie on Twitter

A banner saying 'Frack off Amber' at the Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair at Sussex Coast College Hastings. Photo by @xylottie on Twitter

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