A £1,000 donation has been given to Mablethorpe’s Boatshed to help fund their preparations for this week’s sixth annual jobs fair.
Boatshed chairman Tony Howard received the cheque from Nottingham Building Society’s Skegness branch manager Adam Moore.
The grant, from the Nottingham’s annual community fund, will help pay for free training sessions for local people which are taking place at the Boatshed in the days leading up to the event.
These will include help with CV writing, interviews and application techniques.
Up to 150 new employment openings will be available at the fayre, a welcome boost to the parish’s near 400 unemployed.
21 businesses will be in attendance, including Linkage Trust, Butlins and Clarriots Care Home. The RAF and the Army will also be giving advice about careers in the armed forces.
It is being organised by Job Centre Plus along with East Lindsey District Council.
Both seasonal and year-round work will be on offer, as well as apprenticeships, training and volunteering opportunities.
“We hope the training will help applicants be more prepared ahead of the jobs fair,” Tony said.
“We’ve worked closely with Job Centre Plus to arrange these fairs since the Mablethorpe’s job centre closed.
“It’s great that the Nottingham have been able to sponsor us and we’re hoping to work more closely with them in the future.”
The training sessions began last week and run up until Thursday, February 16.
The Job Centre’s June Jones said: “The jobs fair will help people locally to better understand the jobs available in the area and meet some of the employers first hand.
“As well as jobs, we’re offering advice on how people can boost their CV and become more appealing to employers.”
The jobs fair takes place at Mablethorpe Community Hall this Friday, from 10.30am until 2.30pm.
Call the Boatshed on 01507 479165.