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A recruitment event to support Thomas Cook staff in Peterborough is being organised for 2nd October 2019 at Peterborough Town Hall, 9.30am – 4.00pm.
This free of charge event is being organised by Opportunity Peterborough, the city’s economic development agency, in partnership with other key support agencies.
A wide range of Greater Peterborough employers will be available to share their live job opportunities. Any businesses that wish to exhibit free of charge should contact Opportunity Peterborough. The day will run as a drop in jobs fair so that people can visit at a convenient time.
Speaking about the event, Opportunity Peterborough’s chief executive, Tom Hennessy, said, “These terrible events have affected over 1,000 local people’s livelihoods and we want to help them find work in Peterborough as quickly as possible.
“Thomas Cook staff have highly prized and transferable skills that employers want, regardless of industry, and with a buoyant jobs market and the goodwill already on display from other local businesses there are many opportunities.
“This is an obvious blow for all members of the Thomas Cook family, but we want to help turn the outpouring of support into tangible results for all staff affected.”
“We’ve worked with large employers before to support staff facing redundancy. The sudden change and closure of the company gives us an unprecedented set of circumstances to work with but we will do whatever we can to help those affected.”
Former Thomas Cook employees are being contacted directly. Registration is appreciated but not required: https://recruit-thomas-cook.eventbrite.co.uk
Employers and support providers are being contacted but any organisation that would like to take part should email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01733 317417.