My seventh Jobs Fair coming soon

I will hold my seventh annual Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair on "Brexit Day". More than 30 firms are already signed up to have stalls at Dover Town Hall on Friday, March 29th.

Jobseekers can speak to P&O Ferries, Megger, Kent Police, Viking Maritime Group, East Kent Hospitals and many other employers on the day. Schools, colleges and universities will also be represented at the event.

I'm delighted that so many firms have already signed up to my seventh jobs fair – a real vote of confidence in Brexit Britain. I'm passionate about getting people into work and helping them find jobs which are right for them.

It's so important to get employers and jobseekers together in the same room, so they can talk through opportunities face-to-face. Dover and Deal are full of hard-working, talented people. Many want a foot on the ladder, a new challenge, or to discover ways to help others and make the most of their skills. We must ensure we give them the chance to do so.

Since 2010, more than £500 million has been invested in Dover and Deal. Meanwhile, 7,700 more people are in work and 6,000 apprenticeships have been created.

These really are exciting times for Dover and Deal. Our beautiful corner of Kent has so much potential. I'm more determined than ever to work hard to deliver more jobs and money to our area.