Aldi, Domino's Pizza and Bensons for Beds all pledge jobs for Gloucestershire's long-term unemployed.
BUSINESSES across the county have pledged to help Gloucestershire's long- term unemployed into work.
Aldi, Domino's Pizza and Bensons for Beds are working with charity TCV Employment and Training Services to secure jobs for the future.
The companies have pledged that future vacancies across the county will be filled with unemployed people who have been helped by TVC.
The Pledge2Work scheme has already seen the three companies anticipate getting 95 people into work throughout 2013.
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Around 500 unemployed people went along to a jobs fair yesterday to meet potential new employees – some of which were currently recruiting.
Saheed Abdul, employer engagement specialist from the charity, said: "This is yet another encouraging sign from national employers who are showing us that they are being responsible in the way that they recruit.
"Unemployed people should know these employers are doing all they can to help in these though times."
Supermarket Aldi has promised it will take on all its future employees from TVC – an anticipated 20 next year – in its Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and Gloucester stores.
Meanwhile, the fast food pizza chain is expected to take on around 40 employees next year, including about 25 when its new shop opens in Cirencester.
And Bensons for Beds is pledging 35 vacancies across its Gloucester and Cheltenham stores and distribution depot in Tewkesbury.
Noel Jolly, head of human resources at Bensons for Beds, said: "Sometimes the long term employed do not have the confidence to go into the job market.
"These people have been supported before getting to interview stage for example and so you know they have the right attitude and are ready for the work place.
"There has been some really good people at the jobs fair. A lot of what we are looking for is personality and that can sometimes be difficult to recruit for.
"The people met have been smiling, happy and the right kind of people we would want for the business."
Kamal Yadav, manager of Cheltenham's Domino's said it had been a fantastic way of recruiting.
He added: "We are always after people that will stick with us as they are fantastic for the customers and company.
"We want people who will make careers out of our work here and this seems to be the kind of people we get through TVC."