Job Fairs up, unemployment down


Sussex Coast College was once again the destination for jobseekers to descend upon to explore just under 40 innovative, exciting exhibitors showing what their businesses have to offer. Of these exhibitors were the Fairs three main sponsors; Holograph Ltd, Apex Prime Care and Lets Do Business Group Ltd.

Amber commented when visiting this year’s fair:

“It is brilliant to be able to hold my ninth Jobs Fair. Every year we have the same aim and that is to promote the fantastic depth of talent Hastings and Rye has in its workforce. Unemployment figures have fallen, whilst the amount of businesses trading in our towns has risen, which is very encouraging. Although there is still plenty of work to be done, we can be proud of the progress we are making.” 

In its ninth year the fair has helped jobseekers find and explore job opportunities whether in an industry they have worked in before or a completely new one. It is about showcasing local vacancies for people to fulfil their talents and ambitions.

The national unemployment rate continues to remain at the lowest level it has been since 1975. Locally, Hastings and Rye is experiencing some of its best employment figures since 2010, with the number of young people (18-24) out of work haven been halved since 2010.

With wages in Hastings haven risen in both cash and real terms, along with a decrease of nearly 40% of people in Hastings and Rye claiming out of work benefits according to the alternative claimant count the future looks bright. 





  • Amber is pictured with staff members from Barclays Bank
  • The event is managed by Events Office
  • Holography Ltd were this year’s gold sponsors with Apex Prime Care and Lets Do Business Group Ltd both silver sponsors