6 November 2012
Hall's of Broxburn staff are being urged to attend a jobs fair
this weekend where employers will be looking to recruit.
The event takes place on Saturday, November 10, and has been
organised by the Partnership Action for Continuing Employment
(PACE), the Scottish Government's initiative for responding to
redundancy situations led by Skills Development Scotland (SDS).
Donald Lumsden, PACE Chair for the West Lothian area, said: "The
employers attending the event have already expressed an interest in
offering job opportunities to Hall's of Broxburn staff.
"I would encourage staff to make the most of the jobs fair and
speak to as many employers as possible. Staff have built up
transferrable skills and this event will allow employers to match
people to suitable posts."
The jobs fair takes place at Strathbrock Community Centre in
Broxburn from 10am until 4pm and is open to all members of the
public in addition to Hall's of Broxburn employees.
Donald added: "Dealing with redundancy can be a daunting
experience and through PACE we want to ensure staff have the
information and support needed to progress to training or
employment. The jobs fair is a key part of the service and we hope
this will help many staff in securing new job roles."
PACE partners including West Lothian Council and Jobcentre Plus
will also be in attendance at the event where there will be
information available on benefits and tax credits, career guidance,
supported job searches, advice on business start-ups and local
Depute Leader of West Lothian Council, Cathy Muldoon, said: "Our
main priority is to support Vion Hall's dedicated West Lothian
workforce at this difficult time.
"The closure of the plant will have a significant impact on
local families and communities, and it's important they know that
every effort is being made to help them find new opportunities.
"I'd encourage as many Vion Hall's workers as possible to come
along to the jobs fair at Strathbrock Community Centre on Saturday,
November 10, between 10am and 4pm. As well as the chance to speak
to a number of potential employers keen to recruit talented Vion
Hall's staff to their workforce, there will also be the chance to
get support and advice on issues such as job hunting, education and
"Finding a new job or retraining can be a daunting step, so come
along to the jobs fair on Saturday to see what help is offer to
help make it easier for you."
Anyone facing or affected by redundancy should call the PACE
support helpline on 0808 100