Local jobs for Thornton Heath people at recruitment fair ahead of regeneration update meetings

 

A recruitment fair organised by Business and Enterprise Support Thornton Heath (BESTH) was held at Selhurst Park last week.

More than 50 vacancies were available at the jobs fair, which aimed to match local vacancies with 38 local candidates interested in working in the retail and services sector.

Employers at the event included Sainsbury’s, Subway, Delly’s, Crystal Palace Football Club and Croydon Voluntary Action (CVA) who were representing smaller high street businesses. Training opportunities and work placements were also available for those who have been out of work, but want to gain more experience and build up their CV.

Councillor Mark Watson, cabinet member for economy and jobs

“We received excellent feedback from both employers and candidates who attended the jobs and training fair and I’m delighted business are supporting our ambition of local jobs for local people.”

Business and Enterprise Support Thornton Heath was launched to offer free business support to local firms and is managed by CVA. The programme is part of £2.7m being invested in the area by Croydon Council.

The project will see a range of improvements designed to make High Street, Thornton Heath, and neighbouring roads a more welcoming and inviting place to visit and shop. The enhancements include better signage being put in place, improvements to parts of public realm and the upgrading of 37 building frontages including the installation of four pieces of wall art along the high street, which will begin early in the New Year.

Two public meetings are to take place in January where information and updates on all public realm, building frontage and business support available will be shared. Proposed designs and artists’ impressions will also be on show and local residents and businesses will have the opportunity to meet and talk with the project team involved in the regeneration scheme.

The meetings are taking place at Thornton Heath Leisure Centre between on Saturday 14 January between 12pm and 4pm and on Thursday 19 January between 5pm and 7.30pm. For more information about Thornton Heath regeneration visit www.croydon.gov.uk/thorntonheath

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