Jobs fair to support residents

23 Sep 2013 @ 2.02 pm
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Issued by City of York Council

City of York Council is encouraging jobseekers and residents wanting to improve their skills and qualifications to visit a jobs fair at the Barbican on October 1st, from 10am to 3pm.

The event, which has been organised through partnerships between the council, Learning City York, Job Centre Plus and York Learning aims to bring together local employers and will offer advice as well as employment opportunities.

There will be several employers present along with learning providers and other agencies offering free help and advice for people to improve their skills and help them in their search for employment.

The council and its partners have lined up over 50 businesses, with many currently recruiting, including Royal York Hotel, Wilf Ward and Marks and Spencer. The 300-400 opportunities that will soon be available at the new John Lewis store at Monks Cross will also be featured at the event.

The fair will have a designated quiet area to enable residents to fill in application forms with the help of some excellent local skills and training providers.

Cllr James Alexander, Labour leader for City of York Council said: “Ensuring we have jobs in the city is a key priority for the council and one we are actively working to support through our jobs and growth agenda, with events like these and key infrastructure investments. I give my support to the York Jobs Fair as this is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is looking for work or those residents who could benefit from this platform of expertise to develop their skills and ultimately, future careers.”


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