Harlow MP Robert Halfon buoyed by jobseeker statistics

Politics / Fri 16th Oct 2015 at 08:01am

THE MP for Harlow has welcomed new figures published by the Office for National Statistics that show a decrease in Jobseeker Allowance claimants in Harlow.

The number of claimants in Harlow are 377 lower than in September 2014 and 35 lower than in August 2015.

This is in conjunction with a national growth in employment, with the UK employment rate now at 73.5% – the highest since records began in 1971.

Robert Halfon said:

‘I’m passionate about bringing Jobs back to Harlow, that’s why every year I organise a Jobs Fair to help those in our town looking for work to find local opportunities.

I’m also thrilled that more Business and Investment is coming back to Harlow, with the Harlow Enterprise Zone entering a new stage of development. This project has the capacity to generate up to 3,000 jobs to our town, with Arrow Electronics and Raytheon already having signed 15 year leases to take space at Kao Park.

The relocation of Public Health England to Harlow, which I campaigned passionately for, will also bring a £350 million investment into our town, and is predicted to bring in 10,000 jobs.

There’s never been a more exciting time to be in Harlow, as our town is becoming a hub for innovation, technology and industry.’

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