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1400 jobs on offer at Jobs Fair
Release date: Mon, 02/07/2012
The latest in a series of jobs fairs run in partnership by the City Council and Jobcentre Plus will be held at the Council House on Thursday.
Twenty employers with at least 1200 jobs to fill will be present including Wessex Connect, Total Security Services, Medacs, UBHT, The Marriot, Capita TVL, The Co-op and Norbert Dentressangle. The Co-op has just started recruiting for the first phase of its new Distribution Centre in Avonmouth.
These employers and more will be there to meet with job hunters and talk to them about the jobs they want to fill. Some employers will be looking specifically to take on apprentices as part of the Backing Young People in Bristol initiative (a target of 2012 new apprenticeships in 2012).
In addition there will be further 200 local full and part-time jobs posted on a Jobs Wall. This gives people the chance to look at a number of vacancies and to compare them side-by-side. Staff from both the Council’s employment and skills team and Jobcentre Plus will be at the Jobs Wall to offer help and advice to anyone who needs it.
1100 job hunters attended last year’s jobs fair held in the Council House.
Council Leader Simon Cook said: “These fairs have established themselves as an excellent way for job hunters of all ages and experience to meet with a range of employers across the city and region. With 1,400 jobs on offer this time, I’d urge all those looking for work or an apprenticeship to drop into the Council House on Thursday to find out more, or seek advice from the team of experts at hand.”
Jobcentre Plus will be available at the Jobs Fair to discuss the wide range of support available through Get Britain Working, including work experience placements and apprenticeships, to help people into work. Employers can also find out more about wage incentives through the £1bn Youth Contract to take on young people from the Government’s Work Programme.
Glen Leat, of Bristol Jobcentre Plus, said: “This Jobs Fair is a great opportunity for people to find out more about the wide variety of jobs available across Bristol. Anyone looking to develop their skills and experience can also find out more about the support available through Jobcentre Plus.”
The event will run from 10.30am-2pm on Thursday in the Conference Hall, Council House, College Green.