Almost one third of former Rover workers remain unemployed

Almost 2,000 former MG Rover workers are still unemployed a year after the Longbridge car manufacturer closed down last April.

More than 6,000 workers lost their jobs when MG Rover ceased production, but about 4,000 have since found work, according to the final report of the government’s MG Rover Task Force.

The remaining 2,000 were invited to a recruitment fair by Birmingham City Council on 12 April. 

The fair offered seminars about interview techniques and writing job applications.

A range of employers, including Group 4 Security, the Office of National Statistics and NPower supported the event.

Jobcentre and the council also provided advice about applying for local authority jobs as lifeguards, park rangers and administrators.

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