Jobs Fair success
Over 500 people attended a jobs, skills and training event held at Deeside
Leisure Centre recently.
This was the first event run by the newly established Communities for Work Plus
team. The team has grown and developed from the original Communities First
Team, which secured numerous jobs and training opportunities for local people
over its 15 year existence.
Communities for Work Plus is working in collaboration with Jobcentre Plus and
Careers Wales and the Jobs Fair was aimed at adults and young people seeking
work and it proved to be another successful collaboration.
The event was supported by 20 providers and 52 employers with over 500
vacancies available in a variety of sectors. Feedback from providers (these
include education establishments, training providers and organisations offering
volunteering opportunities) showed that the quality of the candidates and level
of engagement was higher than last year, with more opportunity to have one to
one discussions. Because of the high calibre of attendees, some employers
wanted to interview them there and then on the day.
As well as applying for the many vacancies on offer, jobseekers were able to
meet with and put questions to employers, learning providers and many other
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor
Derek Butler, said:
“Once again, this interactive event was a great success and gave attendees the
opportunity to meet employers, education establishments and support agencies.
Employers tell us that these events are a positive experience for them too.
It’s crucial for businesses that they attract and recruit the right person for
the job. Events such as this give them the opportunity to do that.”