Autumn Job Fair success

Date Released - 27/09/2019

JOB seekers had 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 was held on Thursday 19 September from 10am to 1pm at Dukinfield Town Hall and was a busy day.

The fair was open to everyone and the event saw over 1,000 applications for vacancies on the day. One attendee was even offered a job at a local restaurant on the spot.

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

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

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

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

Attendees could 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 was a great way to celebrate the diverse range of job opportunities available across the borough. It was 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.”

To find out more about this event please email employmentandskills@tameside.gov.uk.



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