CLYDEBANK'S MSP has highlighted help available for former employees of Thomas Cook.

The firm went bust last month leaving around 9,000 people out of jobs - including employees at the Clydebank store.

And MSP Gil Paterson is calling attention to a Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) event in Glasgow this Friday, to give former employees of the travel firm an opportunity to speak with employers who have vacancies.

Various PACE Partners who can provide a wide range of advice and support will also be on hand.

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The event takes place at Merchants House of Glasgow, 7 West George Street, G2 1BA, on Friday, October 11 from 10.30am-3pm.

Support for former employees is also available through Skills Development Scotland Centres and DWP Jobcentres.

Today, Hays Travel announced it will be purchasing the 55 Thomas Cook stores - saving around 2,500 jobs.

Mr Paterson said: “I’m delighted to hear that all 55 Thomas Cook retail outlets in Scotland have been purchased, including the one in Clydebank. This is good news.

However, there may well still be individuals who require support and who will be interested to meet the other employers who will be in attendance at Friday’s event. There will be opportunities for engineers, for example, so it is still worth going along.”