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Minister Stephen Ladyman visited Spaceport Wednesday 23 May 2007 as
part of a whistle stop visit to the region.
Stephen, Minister of state for Transport with responsibility for
road safety, regional strategy and growth and shipping and ports,
took time to look around Spaceport, the UK’s most modern
space-themed visitor attraction.
Spaceport is based at Seacombe Ferry Terminal and is just one of the
attractions Merseytravel has created to continue to boost the
visitor experience of the Mersey Ferries and keep them as the
regions most popular paid for attraction.
It's Back! The
Southport International Jazz Festival
SEVEN years on
and the Jazz Festival in Southport just gets better and better. A
representative from Sefton told us that:- "Since winning Best
Event of the Year at the Mersey Partnership Annual Tourism Awards in
2003, the Festival has continued to grow and gained a successful
reputation amongst visitors to the event and musicians alike.
Appearing this year are gypsy jazz guitarist Angelo DeBarre,
Courtney Pine, Liane Carroll, Sierra Maestra, Cuba's leading son
group, Gilad Atzmon presents Artie Fishel and the Promised Band,
Munch Manship, Fatchops and the Zappatistas featuring John
Etheridge. So it will be one to remember! It is also Ninety percent
of the concerts are Free."
Yep, this years event will be over 4 days and 4 nights with 25
venues taking part and 65 gigs with 175 artists... Southport will be
the place to be!
Shop for Jobs Scheme Launched
jobs are being created in Liverpool’s booming retail and leisure
sectors. Now, shops, hotels, leisure and tourism businesses in
the city centre are to benefit from a new recruitment and
development service – Shop for Jobs.
Shop for Jobs supports employers to meet their staffing needs. This
new initiative brings together the agencies currently dealing with
employment and training in the city to work with the businesses to
help them best meet their recruitment and training needs. The
project will be officially launched at a business breakfast in
Liverpool Town Hall on Thursday 24 May to be addressed by Council
Leader, Cllr Warren Bradley.
Cllr Flo Clucas, Executive Member for Economic Development said:-
“Liverpool is booming as a shopping destination with developments
such as Liverpool One, the Metquarter and Central Village.
With developments such as ACC Liverpool there will be an increasing
number of visitors to the city. And, of course with 2008 looming
large there will be a huge influx of tourists for the Capital of
Culture. It all adds up to a huge increase in the numbers of
job in these areas – with up to 8,000 being created. Added to this
is the natural turnover of vacancies in existing businesses and
there are big issues facing employers in recruiting the right
calibre of staff. Shop for Jobs will help them in all aspects
of staff recruitment, training and retention. It is clear that
there is a need for this initiative and I am sure employers will
Shop for Jobs will be based in a city centre location and will
provide free business advice on recruitment, training and workforce
development; matching clients to jobs; retention and progression
initiatives. Training will be tailored to meet the needs of
individual employers. The 15-strong team will also advise on
how to access additional funding which may available. They
will also focus on ensuring that those people who will benefit from
the jobs and training opportunities include those currently at a
disadvantage in the labour market.
Staff for the team will come from a range of organisations including
The People Pool, Jobcentre Plus, Connexions and JET. Other
partners include the Learning and Skills Council, Centre for
Vocational Excellence, Liverpool Community College, training
providers and the Culture Company.
Shop for Jobs can be contacted on 0151 233 5465