LOCAL residents looking for work could boost their job opportunities in Cumnock and Doon Valley this week.

Employers including the council and Auchinleck-based Egger will be represented at the latest East Ayrshire recruitment event.

Also there will be Morrison Construction, currently building the new Barony Campus in Cumnock.

More than 50 employers are expected, as well as specialist training organisations such as Ayrshire College and Skills Development Scotland and Disclosure Scotland.

The Recruitment Event at the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock runs from 9.30am to noon on Thursday, March 7. It’s free and open to anyone on a drop-in basis.