Young ones take leap into future

MORE than 100 people attended an event in Stratford designed to help people with learning disabilities get on the career ladder. Newham Deputy Mayor Cllr Andrew Baikie was amongst the speakers at social landlord East Thames’ employment fair in West Ham Lane.

Cllr Baikie said: “Despite the challenges of the current economic climate, Newham Council has ambitious plans to get more Newham residents into work. Jobs and opportunities are moving to Newham and we need to take advantage of this.

“We in the council are determined to create an environment where everyone can contribute and where everyone can access employment.”

Westfield Stratford City and London City Airport were amongst the employers presenting job opportunities, while staff from employment service First Line were on hand to provide support and advice to job seekers and employers.