MSP’s good news about jobs

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At First Minister’s Questions today (Thursday) the MSP for South Angus brought the closure of Arbroath firm John M. Henderson to the attention of the parliament.

Graeme Dey MSP raised the issue of Friday’s shock closure of the engineering manufacturer at Holyrood, he said: “I was pleased to hear from the First Minister that 67 former employees of the company attended the PACE event in Arbroath yesterday (Wednesday) along with 17, of what it turns out to have been 18, apprentices linked to the firm.

“Thanks to the efforts of Angus Training Group three of the apprentices have already found alternative opportunities to pursue their careers, four more are being interviewed by firms whilst the five first-years in ATG’s care are beginning to attract attention also.”

Mr Dey added: “I am also advised that companies from Aberdeen, Forfar and Montrose attended the PACE event held at Dundee and Angus College along with three recruitment agencies.

“Six days on from the administration announcement better news is on its way for some of the workforce. “

You can read a full update on the situation in Friday’s Arbroath Herald.