MP aims to boost youth employment
An MP has organised a jobs fair to try to help unemployed constituents.
Liz Kendall has arranged for about 20 businesses and voluntary groups looking to recruit to attend the event in New Parks, Leicester, on Thursday.
Ms Kendall, who represents Leicester West, said she was concerned about joblessness in the city, particularly among young people.
She said: "I would like the Government to be doing more to boost the economy and create jobs, but I am not waiting around for them.
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"I have got businesses across a broad range of sectors from leisure and care to banking to come to the jobs fair."
Employers signed up include Premier Inn, RBS, The Mark Group and Leicester City Council.
French and philosophy graduate Caitlin Fields, 22, from Westcotes, plans to attend. She has been seeking work since November.
She has been applying for about six jobs a week but has only secured four interviews.
She said: "It's very tough to find a job. I've been applying for pretty much anything. I hope I might find something at the jobs fair."
It will take place at New Parks community centre, in St Oswald's Road, from 11am to 3pm on Thursday.