SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT TO HOLD RECRUITMENT EVENT FOR THOMAS COOK EMPLOYEES

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SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT TO HOLD RECRUITMENT EVENT FOR THOMAS COOK EMPLOYEES

On Friday 11 October, a jobs fair will be held in Glasgow city centre for former Thomas Cook employees who were made redundant last month.

The holiday firm ceased trading on the 23 September, leaving tens of thousands stranded abroad and costing around 9000 UK workers a job – including those based at the Thomas Cook store on Rutherglen Main Street which has since closed.

The event is being held by the Scottish Government through their Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) initiative. On the day, attendees will have the opportunity to speak with employers who have vacancies, as well as with various PACE Partners who will provide a wide range of advice and support.

According to the Scottish Government’s business minister in a letter to Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey, the event has been organised in Glasgow as there is a large concentration of employees affected in the surrounding areas.

Ms Haughey said:

“Thomas Cook’s insolvency has been devastating and my heart goes out to all those who lost their jobs, particularly those based in my Rutherglen constituency. Despite knowing they were being made redundant and that they may not be paid, many of them continued to work to ensure people were able to come home safely.

“Their professionalism should not go unnoticed, and I sincerely hope all those affected find new and suitable employment as quickly as possible.”

If you were affected by the firm’s closure and wish to attend, the PACE event takes place on Friday 11 October 2019, from 10.30 am until 3.00 pm, in the Merchants House of Glasgow, 7 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1BA.

ENDS

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