Big jobs fair in York next week

70 employers and 800 attendees expected

From 10am to 2pm at the York Railway Institute (RI), Queen Street, around 70 employers and training providers including John Lewis, Aviva and the North Yorkshire Police are expected along with some 800 visitors.

Funded and organised by City of York Council in partnership with Job Centre Plus, this latest job fair brings together employers, employment support agencies, and education and training providers to offer local people job opportunities, information and advice

Cllr Keith Aspden, executive member for economic development and community engagement, said: “The fair is aimed at those looking for employment, people considering a change of job or career and those who would like to develop new skills and gain new qualifications.

“This is always a really worthwhile event, so do go along if you can.”

Employers lining up to recruit at Acomb Jobs Fair

Acomb Jobs Fair has around 25 local employers, employment agencies and training providers lined up for the event which is open to all on 15 November 2017 at the Parish Church Hall.

City of York Council, through its 4CommunityGrowthYork project, is delivering the fair together with Job Centre Plus. Besides recruitment opportunities on offer, there will be help with job searches, further training and support into employment.

On Wednesday 15 November from 10am-2pm at the Parish Church Hall on Front Street, Acomb, York YO24 3DW, employers including Tesco, Lindum Group, Park Inn by Radisson, Gear4Music, HM Prisons and the Probation Service as well as City of York Council will be looking to recruit for live job vacancies.

In addition, job agencies including Bright Beginnings Childcare Agency, Job Centre Plus and WorkWithYork will be looking for people to fill current and future vacancies.

Employment support will also be on offer by York Learning, thanks to support from 4CommunityGrowthYork. Staff will be on hand to help people looking for work to brush up their CV-writing and job application skills, as well as helping people find the right sort of training to set them on the career path they want.

Councillor Keith Orrell, interim executive member for economic development and community engagement, said: “Our job fairs are very successful for workers and employers alike. I’m delighted that the council’s York Learning organisation is being supported to attend by 4CommunityGrowthYork to build on our ongoing work to help York residents secure jobs and the training opportunities they want.

“I’d encourage anyone interested to visit and see the opportunities at what promises to be a really worthwhile event.”

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Jobs Fair in York – Friday 30th September

Looking for work?
Want an apprenticeship?
Need to change job?

York’s next job fair on Friday 30 September is the ideal chance for doing all that and more.

Job-Fair-color-peopleTo be held at the York Railway Institute (RI), Queens Street, from 10am-3pm, the event is supported by City of York Council and Job Centre Plus.

At the last fair in April this year, 800 people attended and there were 370 live jobs on offer. At this one, over 70 organisations and training providers are expected under one roof and will include:

  • Hiscox
  • Marks and Spencer
  • Sainburys
  • Premier Inn.

Besides lots of live job vacancies to apply for, there will be support in place to brush up CV writing skills and making job applications.

Councillor Keith Aspden, Deputy Leader of City of York Council with responsibility for Economic Development and Community Engagement, said: “Our job fairs are hugely successful and have been supported by council funding for the last four years. At the city’s last event in April, over 800 people attended and found hundreds of jobs on offer, providing significant opportunities for both employers and employees.

“In July we agreed to continue investment to support a further two job fairs as part of our ongoing efforts to help York residents access job and training opportunities.

“I’d urge anyone to go along and check out what’s on offer on Friday. Opportunities include live vacancies at every level, full and part-time positions, and apprenticeships targeting 16-24 year olds.”

York to host seventh jobs fair

US-unemployment-jobs-fair-007City of York Council’s inviting jobseekers and residents wanting to change jobs or improve their skills and qualifications to attend a jobs fair at York Railway Institute on Tuesday 29 September.

The event, which has been organised through partnerships between the council, York Learning, Job Centre Plus and Learning City York is sponsored by Hiscox and will be open to residents from 10am to 3pm.

A range of employers will be present at the event, along with training providers and other agencies offering free advice for people to improve their skills and assist them in their search for employment.

The council and its partners have lined up 60 businesses who are currently recruiting in York, including;  Hiscox, Network Rail, Asda, Langleys Solicitors LLP, North Yorkshire Police, Smyths Toys, Richard Preston and Son Ltd (Logistics), Marks and Spencer, City of York Council, Portakabin, TSYS financial services, Best Western (Hotels & Administration) and many others.

The fair will also have a designated quiet area to enable residents to fill in application forms with the help of some excellent local skills and training providers.