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Jobs fair for under threat Kidderminster carpet workers

Community - 4th August 2017

Community, the trade union for carpet workers, is set to host a jobs fair in Kidderminster. Organised in partnership with local MP, Mark Garnier the event will offer new opportunities for those carpet workers currently at risk of redundancy.

Kidderminster Carpets

Brintons Carpets in Kidderminster

Community’s members are fighting to save the Kidderminster carpet industry. The recent announcement that Brintons and Victoria will cut 120 jobs was a further blow to the town’s proud tradition of carpet making that stretches back for hundreds of years.

The jobs fair is open to all, and will take place in Kidderminster town hall on the 10th of August between 11am and 3pm.  Over 30 companies will be exhibiting, with information and new opportunities on offer. The companies involved include XPO Logistics, Tata Steel, Liberty Steel, BT, B&Q, Tooles Transport, Hewett Recruitment, Mitie and London Midland.

Victoria Carperts Kidderminster

Victoria Carpets in Kidderminster

Gavin Miller, Regional Secretary for Community in the Midlands, said:

“Community is proud to represent Kidderminster’s carpet workers. We are going through some tough times, and we know many workers are facing the threat of redundancy. Since news broke of the latest job cuts, we have been working to offer every support to members and their families.

“This jobs fair is there to support the whole town. Working with local businesses, training providers, and our MP, we have been able to put on an event that will hopefully lead to new opportunities and new employment for those workers who leave the carpet industry.”