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Queuing outside the door for the Jobs Fair!

Published: 21/04/2016

Hundreds of people attended a jobs, skills and training event to support employment in Flintshire at Connah’s Quay Civic Hall. Aimed at adults and young people seeking work, the interactive event gave them the opportunity to meet with employers, education establishments and support agencies. There were over 300 job vacancies available, in a variety of sectors with applicants taking advantage of the ‘on the day’ support to fill in application forms. Employers included: Primark, McDonald’s, Ralawise, Kingswood, 2 Sisters Food Group as well as various recruitment agencies. Help was given to those who attended with a number of interviews being arranged on the day. The event was opened by Councillor Derek Butler, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, and was organised by Communities First Flintshire, Jobcentre Plus and Careers Wales. Communities First Flintshire also showcased their work including the LIFT programme, developed to support the long term unemployed back into work. Along with applying for vacancies, jobseekers were able to meet with and put questions to employers, learning providers and many other support organisations. Councillor Butler said: “The event was a great success with nearly 550 people through the doors. It gave a different take on the world of work and what jobs and skills are needed especially in related areas. The venue was full to capacity and, at times, people were queuing to get in which proves that this annual event is growing year on year and proving a vital initiative to help local people find jobs which fit their skill set or give them the opportunity to find out about new careers and training. I spoke to a many visitors who were thrilled with the advice available and really pleased with the event.” L to R: Cllr Paul Shotton (Connahs Quay Golftyn), Teresa Allen - LIFT Mentor with Communities First, Cllr Ian Dunbar (Connahs Quay South), Jane Davies - Jobcentre Plus, Gill Griffiths - Careers Wales, Kate Thew and Nia Parry, Communities First and organisers of the event and Cllr Derek Butler.