Helping holiday parks to recruit

Haggerston Castle
Haggerston Castle

Jobcentre Plus says that it is continuing to help holiday parks in the county with recruitment drives.

Vacancies are currently up for grabs at Berwick, Haggerston Castle, Cresswell Towers and Sandy Bay holiday parks.

Jobcentre Plus is also promoting a jobs fair in Bedlington, which takes place at the town’s community centre on Tuesday, March 7, from 10am.

It comes as the latest Labour Market Statistics were released by the Office for National Statistics.

The data shows that the number of people in work throughout the North East is at a near-record high of 1.2million.

However, this figure has fallen by 9,000 compared to last year.

Unemployment in the region is 90,000, which is up by 11,000 on the last quarter, but down by 16,000 compared to this time last year.

The claimant count – which includes out-of-work Universal Credit – in the North East is 49,000, while in Northumberland the claimant count stands at 4,820 people.

Secretary of State Damian Green said: “There’s great news in the North East where the number of people in work is at a near-record high of 1.2million.”