Around 200 people attended a jobs fair organised by Haverhill MP Matthew Hancock at the arts centre last Friday (October 11).
The skills minister held the fair for the first time last year, and it may now become an annual event to help get more young people into jobs and apprenticeships.
Among the local organisations at Friday’s fair were West Suffolk College, The Jan Cavelle Furniture Company Ltd, Haverhill Jobcentre Plus, HMP Highpoint, Samuel Ward Academy, Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, DB Sheet Metals, Adams Harrison Solicitors, Abbeycroft Leisure, 1st Stop Recruitment, Menta, PCRecruit and Culina.
From further afield came the National Apprenticeships Service, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, the army, Fairhurst Menuhin and Co, Care UK, Cambridge House Care Home and Sainsburys.
Several organisations turned up unexpected to provide even more opportunities and jobs on offer than there was last year.
Mr Hancock said: “It was great to see so many of Haverhill’s local businesses and employers out on Friday October 11) with so many opportunities on offer.
“I am very grateful to everyone who took the time to come along and I hope that many of those who did found what they were looking for, whether it was a job, an apprenticeship or a traineeship.”
For all the latest news see Thursday’s (October 24) Echo.