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More than 600 jobs at Portsmouth recruitment fair

Employers aim to recruit more than 600 staff at an event in Portsmouth on Thursday, 29 September.

The event will be held at Cascades Shopping Centre from 10:00 to 16:30 BST.

The Marriott, Capita, Toys R Us, Handle with Care, the TA, Game, Primark, ASDA, TK Maxx, Tui and Morrisons are among the firms taking part.

Councillor Mike Hancock said the event demonstrated a "fantastic opportunity for the residents of Portsmouth".

Mr Hancock, who is the city council's cabinet member for planning, regeneration and economic development, added: "Following the recent troubling unemployment figures it is great to see that employers are creating new jobs and those companies are willing to invest in the area."

The event is being run by Portsmouth City Council, Jobcentre Plus, Cascades, The News, A4E, CDG and Maximus.

Currently 2.8% of the working population in Portsmouth (just under 11,000 people) is unemployed.

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