VISITORS to the third annual Selby Jobs Fair can benefit from discounted bus travel to the venue, it has been announced.

Organisers of the Jobs Fair have said there will be more than 400 vacancies to be filled by more than 40 companies at the event, and Arriva has announced it will run a special ticket costing £1 each way from Selby bus station.

This is the third annual event, organised by Selby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams, and the recent news that companies including logistics firm Clipper expanding in the district has led Mr Adams to announce there could be 2,000 new jobs in the area within the next two years.

He said: “It is the third jobs fair I’ve done and it promises to be the best yet.

“Last year’s event was attended by more than 1,000 jobseekers with more than 40 companies and I’m thrilled that we have some big names looking for staff including John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, York Hospital and Caddick and Shepherd Construction.

“Thankfully, unemployment in my constituency is down by over a quarter since the last election with the jobs fairs having played a major part, but I am not complacent.

“My jobs fairs are all about matching local people to local jobs.

“A side benefit is that the jobs fairs also encourage new investment in the area.”

The jobs fair will be held at Selby College next Thursday, October 3, between 10am and 4pm, and companies confirmed for the event include John Lewis, York Hospital, Amazon, Debenhams, Drax Power, Quality Inns and the Army.

As well as the 400 immediate vacancies, jobseekers can also take part in CV writing workshops, learn about interview techniques, and speak to small business operators about setting up their own business.

The fair is free to enter, and will also include free Wi-Fi, and new vacancies will be announced on the event’s twitter feed @SelbyJF13 in the lead up to the event.