FIRMS from across the Black Country will be showcasing hundreds of jobs and training opportunities at Dudley South MP Mike Wood’s latest jobs fair.

The Tory MP will host his eighth annual Jobs & Skills Fair at Merry Hill on Thursday October 6.

It will run from 11am to 3pm and see more than 40 businesses and organisations offering information to those seeking new job or career opportunities.

Employers including Smyths Toys Superstore, Flannery Plant Hire, West Midlands Police, HM Prison & Probation Service, the Army, Lloyds Bank and more will be on hand to provide vacancy details to job seekers.

Education and training providers Dudley College, Halesowen College, Walsall College, Wolverhampton College, and others will also be promoting the hundreds of different careers paths they provide.

Mr Wood said: “We were incredibly pleased with how successful last year’s event was here at Merry Hill, especially as so many people said they found it useful in helping them find the next step in their career.

“We are hoping this year’s event will be even more of a success and we have some fantastic employers who will be offering information on the day.

“As always, the event is completely free to attend, so I would urge anyone who is considering a new career challenge to come along and see what these organisations have to offer.”

Jonathan Poole, centre manager at Merry Hill, said: “We’re proud to have the opportunity to sponsor and host The Dudley South Jobs and Skills Fair again.

"The event provides invaluable training and employment opportunities for the local area, and it’s always a pleasure to be a part of."

The free event will be held in the amphitheatre outside Marks & Spencer on the lower mall.

For queries about the event contact Mike Wood’s office on 01384 913123, or email