Hundreds bag jobs in time for Christmas

Hundreds bag jobs in time for Christmas

More than 300 people packed out Walsall Work’s careers fair held by Walsall Council and the Department for Work and Pensions earlier today, Friday 24 November.

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More than 300 people packed out Walsall Work’s careers fair held by Walsall Council and the Department for Work and Pensions earlier today, Friday 24 November.

The Walsall Works ‘Employ Your Skills’ at Walsall Council House helped many locals access training, apprenticeships and employment opportunities.

More than 30 exhibitors including Barhale Construction, Walsall Manor Hospital, West Midlands Ambulance Service, Homeserve and others offering apprenticeship and training including Walsall College, whg, Access to Business were present.

Councillor Lee Jeavons, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Regeneration said:  “We have held many jobs and careers fairs to match our people with local businesses to discuss the opportunities that are on offer – and it’s safe to say, this event didn’t disappoint. I’d like to thank everyone who came along today and gave their support.

“We’ve also launched our new website www.walsallworks.com to help local people navigate local opportunities in our area.

“We’re always looking at ways to help and support local people in finding jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities and I’m glad to see we are making a difference to people taking step closer to their dream careers.”

Twenty-nine year old Richard Smith, Assistant Manager for The Light Cinema, one of the exhibitors at the event said: “As someone who came through the Walsall Works programme only last year, I’m keen to help others develop a career.

“The Light Cinema will continue to work with training providers to ensure that local people benefit from employment opportunities.”

Walsall Works will host their next large Jobs and Apprenticeship Expo on 15th March with smaller recruitment events taking place throughout the year.  For help with finding work please contact walsallworks@walsall.gov.uk or call 01922 654353.