The past few years have been marked by unprecedented challenges.

The COVID-19 pandemic and cost of living crisis have hit personal finances hard. Many in our community have felt the impact first-hand, facing job losses and economic uncertainty.

Recognising the importance of boosting our local economy and supporting people to get into work, Alan Brown MP and I have teamed together to host an Employment Fair. This will be on Friday March 8 from 1-3pm at the Boswell Centre, Auchinleck.

The Fair will be a great opportunity to hear from and connect with local and national organisations that are recruiting.

Come along to speak to them and find out what you can do to make your application stand out. You may find a dream career that you have not previously considered.

Just some of the organisations attending include NHS Ayrshire and Arran, East Ayrshire Council, and the Royal Navy. So there really will be something for everyone.

If you own a business and are looking for new staff, then please come along to network. Email me at before Monday, February 19 to book a table and get direct access to applicants.

Please remember that if you are a constituent in Carrick, Cumnock, and Doon Valley and need help with any devolved matters, email my office at the address above or call 01290 319126.

My team and I are always ready to provide assistance.