The jobs that make the community work
April 05, 2011
Gloomy news about job cuts in the public sector has been hitting the national headlines recently but there are still opportunities at your local council, says Reading’s leader Councillor Andrew Cumpsty.
The borough council has been involved in organising the Reading Job Fair and will have two stands with information about general vacancies and adult social services.
Cllr Cumpsty said: “I get a weekly update of jobs being advertised and there are lots of frontline, important jobs out there.
“What I’m particularly pleased about is that when we first came into power there were opponents saying there would be thousands of jobs lost.
“But by working with staff and being creative and doing things like salary sacrifice, early retirement and job share we have managed to make sure it looks like less than 100 people will actually be losing their job.
“There are opportunities out there across both the private and public sectors.”
Cllr Cumpsty said the council offers a wide scope of career opportunities.
He said: “From the crematorium through to child care, through to teachers, there is a whole range of jobs out there which sometimes people don’t see but they are essential because they are making the town tick.”
The Reading Job Fair takes place on Thursday at Reading Town Hall from 10.30am to 6pm. Entrance is free.