Hundred turn up in search of some work

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By Paddock Wood Courier | Thursday, May 30, 2013, 07:30

MORE than 100 eager jobseekers turned up to put their names in the frame to work on a major Tunbridge Wells development.

Berkeley Homes and Job Centre Plus held a "meet the employer" event for people to register for job opportunities at the Royal Wells Park development, at the old Kent and Sussex Hospital site in Mount Ephraim.

Proposals to build 243 homes, a free school and offices on the site were given the green light by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council planners in December.

The event, held on May 15, provided opportunities in site management, demolition, civil engineering, bricklaying, scaffolding, carpentry, landscaping and fencing, painting and decorating, cleaning and security, among others.

Tina Dedman, sales and marketing director for Berkeley, said: "Every home the Berkeley Group builds helps create 4.5 jobs. Royal Wells Park is a prime example of this."

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