Creating Jobs

Since 2010, it has been my priority to bring more jobs and businesses to Hastings.

In my maiden speech, I called for economic regeneration of Hastings following the Labour Government from 1997 - 2010 which neglected many seaside communities.

Since I have served as the MP for Hastings and Rye, the unemployment rate in East Sussex has more than halved. The number of businesses in Hastings has increased from 3,160 to 3700 since 2010 and wages have been increasing in real terms in 2019. As it stands, the unemployment rate is the lowest since 1974 at 3.8%.

As part of my drive to bring economic regeneration to previously forgotten seaside towns, I have held a Jobs Fair every year. The Jobs Fair brings employers looking to hire local people in touch with those who are looking for work. My next Jobs Fair is on 27 September.

Recent updates on jobs and businesses in Hastings and Rye are below:


Making it our business

More local women in Hastings should start a business, Amber Rudd told a Make It Your Business seminar in Hastings.

Make It Your Business is an initiative set up to inspire and encourage more women to start their own business.

Amber commented:

Amber holds her eighth jobs fair

On 28 September, Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP will be holding her eighth jobs fair as MP for Hastings and Rye. The jobs fair aims to bring together local organisations that can help with employment face to face with local residents.