City centre job fair offers over 1,500 vacancies from local employers

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Nottingham City Council can confirm that over 50 employers will be coming to the Old Market Square on 28 March to help local people find jobs, training and employment support.

The first big jobs fair to be held since the coronavirus pandemic will see employers from the retail, public transport, healthcare, emergency services, hospitality, local government, and marketing sectors coming to the city centre.

Nottingham Jobs, the city council’s employment, skills and training service are proud to announce that over 1,500 job vacancies plus training and support will be available at the fair.

The fair is open to people of all ages, whether they are looking for their first job after leaving education or returning to work. There’s no need to book, job seekers and residents who need a bit of support to find work are encouraged to come along from 10am to 2pm.

The fair has been organised to support people of all ages who live in Nottingham city and the surrounding neighbourhoods, especially those who are looking for their first job, people who have just completed a Kickstart placement, and those whose job has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Nottingham City Council recognises that the pandemic has affected many residents and would like to encourage as many people as possible, whatever their previous experience in employment, training or education, to come along to the fair to speak to the wide range of employers and locally-based community groups who will be able to offer them advice, training, and support to find work.

Visitors to the jobs fair will also be able to apply for jobs at the event itself, also on offer will be help with job searches, CV writing and completing job applications with companies who are recruiting on the day.

Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Strategic Regeneration and Communications David Mellen said;“Nottingham continues to bounce back after the pandemic, but we know that many people will have faced uncertain and challenging times and will be seeking support to help them find work to support themselves and their families.

“That’s why we’re proud to announce the return of this popular jobs fair, which comes at the perfect time to provide local people with a wide range of job opportunities from some of Nottingham’s most well-known employers.

“Our message to job seekers is that the local jobs market is recovering well, employment rates in Nottingham continue to fall, and there are a wide range of job opportunities available for local people.”

MP for Nottingham East, Nadia Whittome, adds; “Many people’s lives have changed as a result of Covid-19. Whether you’ve lost your job or are looking for a career change it can be hard to know where to start, but jobs fairs like this can be a great place to find work and get employment advice.”

For anyone who hasn’t been to a jobs fair before and might be nervous about attending or finding work, the Nottingham Jobs team has this advice:

  • First impressions count so dress smartly. You might be speaking to your future managers or colleagues
  • Don’t be frightened to ask questions, that’s what the stall holders are expecting, and they will be ready to answer any queries you may have
  • Speak to the employers and training providers and ask them anything about their jobs, their business, where they are based or what they offer. There’s no such thing as a silly question
  • Finally, remember that everyone you speak to at the fair was once a job seeker just like you

In partnership with the Department for Work & Pensions, the Futures Group and Nottingham City Council, Nottingham Jobs offers job seekers of all ages one-to-one support with everything from job searching tips and promoting job vacancies to how they can overcome personal barriers, prepare CVs and succeed in job interviews. Find out more at www.nottinghamjobs.com  

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