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Local employment news and jobs fairs

National news

  • The Budget and Spending Review 2021 UK GDP took place on 27 October 2021. Amongst the positive news real wages have increased by 3.4% compared to 2020
  • The minimum wage for people aged 23 and over increased from £9.50 to £10.42 per hour on 1 April 2023. This is branded as the National Living Wage by the government; however, this is separate to the Real Living Wage, an independently calculated rate based on cost of living. Still, the gap between the governments National Living Wage and the Real Living Wage is closing.

Local news

  • From 2016 to 2021, jobs increased by 9.7% in Ashfield from 51,006 to 55,939. This change outpaced the national growth rate of 4.1% by 5.6%
  • The top 3 industries in Ashfield in 2021 are Hospital activities, warehousing and storage, and primary education
  • Top skills that employers are looking for in Ashfield are: Warehousing, nursing, auditing, personal care, finance, and invoicing.
  • Ashfield's August 2023 figures show that we have 3.9% or 3020 people of working age seeking work, this is slightly lower than in July 2023, which showed 3055 people but this in line with other neighbouring local authorities

Upcoming events

You can also find Job fairs and careers events across the UK using the UK Career Fair or the Eventbrite platform

Useful Apps

You can also download the 10Times App for free which lists nearby jobs fairs, business events, trade shows, conferences in the UK and overseas via your tablet or mobile device.

You can also download the Eventbrite App for free which also allows you to search and set alerts to be notified on certain types of events.

Ashfield District Council Business Support team monitors economic intelligence from several sources; these are:

Page last updated: 27 October 2023