Both my small team, and all our helpers from Job Centre Plus, are recovering from the massive undertaking that was Thursday's Jobs Fair. Dozens of local businesses, third sector and public authorities provided advice, apprenticeships, opportunities and jobs to over 600 people who crammed into the Hexham Mart. Our visitors included many of the local unemployed and not just from Hexham. There was also a lot of people coming who wanted to change their job or retrain. And finally we over 150 school kids from many of the local schools from 12-18. It was a great day and my massive thanks to all the employers, the JCP staff, the sponsors Egger and Pubch, the Mart and everyone else who made it possible.