Maldon District: Not enough jobs to go around

Operations director John Carpenter is pleased with the number of applicants at WA Products.

Operations director John Carpenter is pleased with the number of applicants at WA Products.

First published in Local News

More than 850 people in the district are out of work, with as many as 45 people battling for one job in some cases.


Unemployment has continued to rise in recent months, peaking at 865, according to the latest figures.
 

Job site Totaljobs.com shows just 15 vacancies are available within three miles of Maldon, including roles for a furniture designer and a systems engineer.
 

WA Products (UK) Ltd in Burnham has been advertising for a cleanroom technician/warehouse assistant and has had 45 people apply in a week.


 

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