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Atmel is to hold second jobs fair.

A JOBS fair is to be held in a bid to find work for those made redundant by the closure of a Tyneside factory.

A second jobs fair at the Atmel plant on North Tyneside is aimed at opening more employment opportunities for those facing redundancy when the plant closes.

This follows the success of a similar fair at Atmel in December when more than 20 top local, national and European firms were able to offer potential vacancies to workers.

Feedback from participating companies has been excellent so far, reinforcing the message that the transferable skills of the workforce are highly valued. More than 130 companies have also contacted Atmel to register interest in offering jobs to employees.

Support was put in place by public-sector led Atmel Response Group after the announcement the American-owned semi conductor plant will cease main production at the end of January, with a slow down from next week. This includes an information shop with access to a national jobs database through use of a dedicated PC suite, skills analysis and advice on business start-up, CV and interview workshops and access to training.

The fair is at the plant on January 22. To be involved call Paul Dunn on (0191) 280 4143 or Martin Palmer on (0191) 280 5171.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jan 7, 2008
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