19/11/2007

Hundreds of Jobs Offered At Victoria Square

There will be literally hundreds of jobs on offer in late November at one of the biggest recruitment events yet seen in Belfast retailing.

The Victoria Square Jobs Fair is to place on the 24 and 25 November at the Waterfront Hall.

Launched by Employment and Learning Minister, Sir Reg Empey and Social Development Minister, Margaret Ritchie, the Fair is an example of how the Department for Employment and Learning assists employers to find the right calibre of staff to fill their vacancies

Sir Reg encouraged anyone currently considering a career in a retail environment to visit the event and added: “This is a very exciting time for Belfast with many new jobs coming to the heart of the city.

"The Victoria Square complex offers a range of opportunities to suit everyone - from full time managerial positions to part time sales advisor roles. It provides an ideal opportunity to work for some of the leading brand names on the high street.”

Social Development Minister, Margaret Ritchie, added: “This Jobs Fair is another indication that the opening of the Victoria Square Centre is approaching fast. The Centre will be another boost for the regeneration of Belfast City Centre but it will also be important for many people – some of them in deprived communities on the fringe of the city centre - who are hoping to obtain employment.

“We want to ensure that communities have opportunities to benefit from the many and varied job opportunities which will come on stream with the opening of the Centre next spring.

"That is why this Jobs Fair is so important. I am confident that more job opportunities will be created and other Jobs Fairs will follow."

Retailers at the event will include the anchor tenant House of Fraser and its concessionary companies. There will be up to 500 jobs on offer at the House of Fraser building, as well as lots of jobs from many other retailers going into Victoria Square, including River Island, O’Briens, Urban Outfitters, Cruise, Billabong and Lunns.

(BMcC)

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