14/11/2013

1,100 Jobs Available At Belfast Fair

Over 1,100 vacancies are said to be on offer at the latest jobs fair, which opened this morning.

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry opened the fair this morning at Belfast’s Europa Hotel. It will run from 10:00 to 18:00.

56 employers have confirmed their attendance and it is thought that over 1,100 vacancies will be on offer.

The fair provides jobseekers with advice and guidance in finding work and major employers attending including Norbrook Laboratories, Marks & Spencer, Firstsource Solutions, Concentrix and the Lloyds Banking Group.

Minister Farry said: "I am especially pleased to see job opportunities across a wide range of employment sectors at this event. This Jobs Fair and Advice Forum brings employers, support organisations and jobseekers together under one roof. Clearly these events demonstrate 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 number of other support organisations will also form a ‘Youth Village' at the event to prove information, advice and guidance in career, educational and training opportunities for younger jobseekers.

Staff from DEL’s Job Clubs will also be on hand to offer advice on such topics as CV writing and presentation, developing social media skills and job applications.

(IT/MH)

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