Jobs Fair success
Over 300 people attended a Jobs Fair held at the new Ty Calon centre in Queensferry recently.
The event, run by Communities for Work in collaboration with Jobcentre Plus and Careers Wales, was the first all sector job fair in Flintshire in almost 2 years.
The Jobs Fair was aimed at adults and young people seeking work and it proved to be another successful collaboration.
The event had 24 stands including employers with over 200 vacancies, employers in attendance included Toyota, KK Fine Foods, Westbridge furniture, Flintshire County Council, Ifor Williams and many more.
Students from the local college also attended to find out about career options and apprenticeships on offer.
As well as applying for the numerous vacancies on offer, jobseekers were able to meet with and put questions to employers for the first time in over 2 years due to the Covid pandemic. Communities For Work were on hand to offer general support to get back into work and participants were able to sign up to the programme on the day.
Flintshire’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor Derek Butler, said:
“The event was a great success with over 300 people through the doors. It showcased the different opportunities available locally. Feedback from employers showed that the quality of the candidates and level of engagement was high, because of the high calibre of attendees, some employers were able to interview participants on the day.”
Communities for Work and Communities for Work Plus are designed to provide employability and training support across all areas of Wales. They are delivered at a local level in community venues and participation is voluntary. To find out more contact: email@example.com.