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Popular Jobs Fair returns

Skills FairWith the chance to find employment and training opportunities for people of all ages, the Fosse Park Jobs and Skills fair returns on Wednesday 24 May.

Organised by Blaby District Council, the fair takes place from 10:30am-2pm on the mezzanine level of the Food Court at Fosse Park. The popular event brings together local employers and support services under one roof.

Over 350 people attended last year’s event with 32 businesses present. The Council has worked with Jobcentre Plus and Fosse Shopping Park to offer the fair for the eighth year in a row. Practical help and advice will be on offer for job seekers, and organised workshops for anyone looking to improve their future development.

Cat Hartley, Group Manager for Planning and Economic Development, said:

“We’re delighted to have worked with Jobcentre Plus and Fosse Park to offer the Jobs Fair once again. This is a great event for jobseekers to meet local employers and find out more about opportunities in the district.

“We also encourage our local businesses to reserve a place and take advantage of a unique opportunity to meet hundreds of eager people.”

This event is FREE to attend with pre-registration open from Friday 12 May via www.blaby.gov.uk/jobsfair2017.

Any businesses interested in attending can e-mail jobsfair@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7765.

[Source/Photo: Blaby District Council Communications]

New employment support in Blaby District

A brand new service to help give residents in the District of Blaby the tools to progress towards employment is now available.

Employment Support now offers local residents the opportunity to build confidence and find work.

The team of two experienced support workers have already succeeded in helping several people gain interviews and jobs.

The service offers a ‘one stop shop’ at Blaby District Council with Benefits, Community Services and Citizen’s Advice Bureau all under one roof. 

The team help to create tailored CV’s, covering letters and filling in application forms.

Dee Warren, one of the Employment and Support Workers, said:

“We offer a very different experience to the Job Centre as we have a more supportive voluntary service for as long as is needed, including in work support to help sustain employment

“We are also happy to help people who are in work, especially those looking for more hours or a change of job, and anyone not on benefits.”

Dee and Justin of the Employment Support team

[Photo: BDC]

The DWP also refer to Employment Support and time spent being supported can count towards a resident’s recorded job search.

Fill out the form via www.blaby.gov.uk/employment-support or call Tel: 0116 272 7746 to get in touch with the team.

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]

Jobs and Skills Fair back at Fosse Park

Job Seekers graphicThe popular annual Jobs and Skills Fair will give jobseekers the chance to find local people work and training opportunities.

Taking place on Wednesday 28 September from 10:30am-2pm on the mezzanine level of the Food Court at Fosse Park, the event brings together local employers and support services under one roof.

Working with Job Centre Plus, Fosse Shopping Park and Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, Blaby District Council has worked with its partners to offer the fair for the seventh year in a row.

Over 560 jobseekers attended last year’s event, which will also have practical help and advice and organised workshops for anyone looking to improve their future development.

Cllr.Breckon
Cllr. Breckon

 

Councillor Lee Breckon, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Economic Development, said:

“The Fair is an excellent event for anyone looking for a job to meet local employers and to see the vacancies available within the district.

“We encourage local businesses to reserve a place for the day and enjoy the networking benefits and the chance to meet hundreds of keen and eager people on the day.”

This event is FREE to attend with pre-registration open from Friday 23 September via www.blaby.gov.uk/fosse-park-jobs-skills-fair.

Any businesses interested in attending can e-mail economic.development@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7765.

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]

Residents get valuable employment help at jobs event

Raunstone Civic Centre was the venue for the recent  'Opportunities 4 Jobs' event
Braunstone Civic Centre hosted the ‘Opportunities 4 Jobs’ event

Dozens of people attended a free event that offered help and advice for those facing redundancy or looking for a job.

The Opportunities 4 Jobs event, at Braunstone Civic Centre, played host to a range of organisations offering support, training, skills and job vacancies.

Residents were able to find out about training and adult education courses, starting a new business venture, benefit allowance, interview and job application skills as well as volunteering options.

Sisters Kate and Denise Baker, from BraunstoneTown and LeicesterCity, heard about the event on Facebook.

Kate is currently working, but facing potential redundancy. She said:

“I’ve been doing the same type of work for the last ten years, so wanted to find out what other options I have. I brought my CV with me and have had some advice on it plus I’ve been looking into further education courses.”

Denise is a single parent and has not worked for the last ten years. She said:

“It’s been a while since I last had a job so I’ve been looking at going back to college. This kind of event makes it a lot easier to talk to organisations you wouldn’t normally get a chance to and definitely think there should be more days like this.”

Matt Wilkinson, 18, from BraunstoneTown, has a job but came along to find out about other job opportunities and further education possibilities…..

“After doing my A-levels, I started working, but now I’m thinking about doing an apprenticeship or getting another qualification.

Matt continued…

I’ve been having a chat with the people on the Leicestershire County Council stand and looking into an IT course.”

Over twenty organisations were involved and included Blaby District Council’s Benefits & Resident Support teams, Community Action Partnership, Leicestershire County Council Adult Learning Service and Apprenticeships, Acorn training, Mace, Mark Group, Avon, Westminster Healthcare, Prospects, South Leics College, Job Centre Plus and Voluntary Action Leicestershire.

For more information contact Carole Troake on 0116 272 7735 or email cat@blaby.gov.uk