17/10/2013

Europa Hotel To Host Jobs Fair

Belfast's Europa Hotel will play host to a major Jobs Fair and Advice Forum on 14 November 2013.

The fair, which will take place in the Europa between 10am and 6pm, has been organised by the Department for Employment and Learning.

Speaking ahead of the event, Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry said: "This Jobs Fair and Advice Forum brings employers, support organisations and jobseekers together under one roof. Clearly this event demonstrates that, despite the current economic climate, employers are still looking to recruit both seasonal and permanent staff and that there are employment opportunities for jobseekers."

A wide range of vacancies will be available as well as advice and guidance on a range of training and re-skilling opportunities.

The Minister continued: "A range of support organisations, for example my Department’s Careers Service and Employment Service, will also be present to provide individuals with information, advice and guidance on a range of training and employment schemes that can assist individuals progress towards work and better employment prospects, equipping them with the skills to compete in the labour market and meet the needs of employers both now and in the future."

Large and small employers from across Northern Ireland will be available to answer questions, discuss training and offer employment opportunities.

Calling on young people to become involved in the work experience opportunities available through the Department's Youth Employment Scheme, Minister Farry said: "The Youth Employment Scheme aims to help improve young people’s employment prospects by giving them real work experience. There are a wide range of work experience opportunities on offer for young unemployed people to avail of that will improve their employability skills, and allow them to compete on a more equal basis with more experienced workers. More information is available on NI Directexternal link or by talking to an adviser in their local JobCentre or Jobs & Benefits office, or by calling 0300 200 7822."

(CD/MH)

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