Fall into an Autumn career

Date Released - 29/08/2019

JOB seekers will have the opportunity to kick-start a new career and apply for a variety of live vacancies at a local event.

The Tameside Autumn Jobs Fair is taking place on Thursday 19 September from 10am to 1pm at Dukinfield Town Hall and it’s expected to be a busy day.

The fair is open to everyone and the spring event saw over 600 attendees with close to 100 applications for vacancies on the day.

The event is being jointly organised by Tameside Council, Jigsaw Homes, Job Centre Plus and sponsors Onward Homes and Robertson.

Onward Homes is giving additional support to the event by providing on the day volunteers with Robertson securing the venue to host the event.

Job seekers attending are encouraged to dress as they would for an interview as well as bringing copies of their CV.

Potential attendees looking to improve their CVs or boost their interview skills can attend Tameside ACE’s twice-weekly drop-in work clubs. These sessions also offer support with job applications and Universal Credit navigation, taking place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am – 12pm.

Employers attending include Betfred, Creative Support, Culimeta Saveguard, Autism Initiatives, , IKEA, Village Hotels, Tameside Council, Bardsley Construction, Onward Homes, Robertson Group, Platinum Workforce.

Attendees can also discuss potential training opportunities with Tameside College, Tameside ACE and the National Careers Service.

Cllr Ged Cooney, Tameside Council Executive Member for Housing, Planning and Employment, said: “The Autumn Job Fair is a great way to celebrate the diverse range of job opportunities available across the borough. It’s the perfect opportunity to start on a new career path and speak with some of our fantastic local employers. We’re pleased to officially launch our TJF brand which now runs two Tameside Job Fairs each year to support local residents into work.”

For more information about this event please email employmentandskills@tameside.gov.uk or follow #TJFAutumn on Twitter for updates.

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