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Employment Opportunities Day for Newham residents on Rathbone Market regeneration scheme
John Sisk & Son is hosting an Employment Opportunities Open Day at the Rathbone Market development on Saturday 15 October to encourage recruitment from the Newham area.
As part of the contract, the company is committed to employing at least 25% of its entire workforce from the Newham Borough and is working in conjunction with Newham Council and Workplace, a local recruitment centre, as well as colleges, universities and apprenticeship schemes to ensure that local people are able to benefit and contribute to the regeneration of the area.
John Sisk & Son will be joined by representatives from its subcontractors at the event, who will be available to talk about current and future employment opportunities. The project is entering the next phase, following the completion of the structure of the building, with opportunities from carpentry, plumbing and plastering to construction and project management.
Chris Harrison, Senior Contracts Manager at John Sisk & Son, said: “As a family-owned and run company and believe it is important that local people should benefit from and contribute to the projects that affect them. Kick-starting regeneration in Newham, Rathbone Market will provide the opportunity for local talent to develop their skills and build experience. We welcome those from the area to come down on the day to discuss the vacancies we and our subcontractors have to offer.”
The event has the full backing of Newham Council and will be officially opened by Councillor Paul Schafer at 09.00.
Councillor Schafer said: “This is a great time for regeneration in Newham and with projects like Rathbone Market as well as the 2012 Olympics we are seeing many employment and development opportunities in the area for residents. John Sisk & Son's event is an excellent example of demonstrating how local people can contribute to the improvement of their own borough and I'm very excited that they will be involved in building this new scheme.”