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Thousands of jobseekers attend employment fair

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A jobs "fair" in Kent has attracted thousands of jobseekers. The event took place in Thanet in north east Kent. The Employment Minister, Chris Grayling MP was in Margate today to see the unemployment problems in the area for himself.

The area is one of the hardest hit by unemployment in Kent. Within two hours of the employment fair opening, more than a thousand people had attended.

Local MPs Laura Sandys and Sir Roger Gale have been hosting the event at Winter Gardens. it has been billed as the area’s first MPs’ Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair.

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