Nottingham Jobs service prepares for its second jobs fair of the year

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The Nottingham South Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair comes to Clifton on Friday 8 June. The fair, which is now in its second year, is the smallest of the three fairs organised by Nottingham City Council. The free event is promoted to residents of all ages across the south of the city including St Ann’s, The Meadows, Wilford and Clifton through publicity in libraries, job and community centres and on social media.

This year’s jobs fair will feature over 30 stands from employers of all sizes who have live job vacancies in entry level and skilled roles. These include major employers Lidl, Boots, Nottingham College and Primark and represent different sectors including driving and distribution, healthcare, admin and hospitality as well as work experience and apprenticeship roles.

Following the success of previous jobs fairs across the city, the aim of the Nottingham South Jobs and Apprenticeship Fair is to make it easier for local job seekers of any age to speak directly to employers as well as people who can help them build their confidence and gain the qualifications and experience they need to find suitable employment.

Over the last 12 months, Nottingham City Council which runs the successful Nottingham Jobs service in partnership with Futures Advice, Skills & Employment and the Department for Work & Pensions has supported over 2,200 people into work including people over 50 and many who faced barriers to employment such as ill health or disabilities or were economically inactive.

Councillor Neghat Khan, Portfolio Holder for Education and Skills said “Nottingham City Council is proud of its unique and established employment and skills service Nottingham Jobs which provides employment advice, training and support to Nottingham’s neighbourhoods through its work with community-based organisations.

“Events like the jobs fair which is organised by Nottingham Jobs really benefit local people and we are very pleased to be back in the south of the city with the message that whatever your age, circumstances or where you live in the area, if you’re looking for work there is support and advice out there for you to learn or refresh your skills and find suitable work.

“We know that unemployment is still an issue which affects people in Nottingham and as we work with our community partners to prepare for this year’s jobs fair, we hope that by raising awareness of the Nottingham Jobs employment and skills service and the reputation of its regular local jobs fairs, more local people will be able to access the support available to help them find work.”

The event is fully supported by employment advisers based in the Jobcentre Plus at Loxley House who support people who are likely to be facing barriers to employment or training and guiding them towards support and employment opportunities available to them locally.

Local job seekers are also being encouraged to join the thousands of local people registered on the Nottingham Jobs website to find out about the latest job vacancies. Registration on www.nottinghamjobs.com is free, quick and easy and provides access to online application forms and the opportunity to sign up for regular job updates by email.

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