Hundreds of jobs up for grabs at the 2016 Nottingham Jobs Fair tomorrow

Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

Thousands of jobseekers and over a hundred employers will be at the Motorpoint Arena on Tuesday 13th September for Nottingham’s annual Jobs Fair. 

From hospitality and construction to care work jobs will be available at the annual event, organised to support local jobseekers to find the right vacancy for them. And for those seeking training opportunities or Apprenticeships, there are also providers attending to offer pre-work opportunities.

Organised in partnership with Nottingham City Council, the Department for Work & Pensions and Futures, the event runs from 10am-3pm and brings together businesses who are recruiting, training providers and support agencies under one roof.

People can talk to individual companies, apply for jobs and get additional help with searching for jobs, building their CV and job application.

This year’s event is sponsored by NG Teach, a leading recruitment consultancy who specialise in the education sector.

Shamaila Saghir, Managing Director of NG Teach, comments: “Having attending the Jobs Fair to recruit previously, we’re proud to support the event this year. As Nottingham employers, we recognise the importance of being able to access the best talent direct.

“We work carefully with educators and those looking to work in the education sector to find the right fit for them, and the Jobs Fair allows us to meet a lot of people and let them know about our vacancies. We love the ethos of connecting local jobseekers direct with recruiters. Worklessness is a community issue, and we support the drive Nottingham Jobs has to make sure that city residents benefit from new job creation in the area.”

The event attracts over 3,000 local job seekers over the course of the day. People wanting to attend can pick up a registration form from Job Centres, Libraries or download a form at www.nottinghamjobs.com.

Employers attending the event include:  Costa, UPS, Nottingham City Transport Ltd, Nottingham City Homes, Royal Mail, Comfort Call, Debenhams, the Armed Forces and many more.

The city’s level of unemployment has improved over the past few years, but there remain pockets of people disproportionately affected, and it is these harder-to-reach groups that the event is aims to support.

Councillor Sam Webster, Portfolio Holder for Education, Employment and Skills, Nottingham City Council, commented:

“Nottingham is a city that believes in making sure our residents have first access to the jobs and training opportunities that are being generated by the development and business growth we’re seeing. We are committed to working with business, continuing to reduce unemployment and giving the best opportunities to Nottingham people.

Bringing together so many employers and training providers under one roof means it’s never been easier for people to get support and find the career that’s right for them. Anyone who is looking for work or training or who is thinking about a change of career should come along and see what’s available.”

More information on the Jobs Fair can be found at www.nottinghamjobs.com.

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