THE annual job fayre, organised by MSP Keith Brown, will once again descend on Alloa Town Hall this week.

Dozens of different employers from across the country and all over Scotland will arrive to showcase their work and attract interested job seekers.

Recruiters from Edinburgh Airport, BT and Tillicoultry Quarriers will be on hand to answer questions about their roles, with members of the armed forces, the NHS, First Bus and Diageo also attending.

Commenting ahead of his seventh annual employment fair, Clackmannanshire and Dunblane MSP, Keith Brown said: "Unemployment is one of the biggest issues affecting local people.

"I held my first employment fair in 2013 and each year the event has gone from strength to strength, attracting a wide range of employers and organisations with training and work opportunities.

“This year the interest in attending from employers has been unprecedented so much so that we had to start a waiting list for stalls.

“The event, which is free to attend, will feature 40 different organisations covering a range of sectors and careers from hospitality and marketing through to charities and customer services. With big names such as BT, Edinburgh Airport, First Bus and Diageo, and more locally based companies like Tillicoultry Quarries, McDonalds and Graham’s Family Dairy, there’s something for everyone.

“Even although unemployment levels have fallen across Scotland to record low levels, the rate here in Clackmannanshire remains above the national average and is why bringing employment opportunities to the local area is one of my top priorities and why I organise this annual employment fair.”

The job fayre runs from 10am until 2pm at the town hall