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Event will offer 1,000 roles to boost job stats

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 19, 2014

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MORE than 1,000 jobs will be on offer at an event designed to tackle unemployment in South Derbyshire.

Opportunities are to be offered by scores of companies at the event, which is being held on Wednesday, June 25 at Green Bank Leisure Centre.

The Mail reported last month that the event had been forced to move from Swadlincote Town Hall to the leisure centre due to huge amount of interest.

There are roles from fork lift drivers to engineers, from welders to production operatives and a range of opportunities in sales and customer services, administration and recruitment.

Karen Bull, senior customer services operations manager at the Department of Work and Pensions, said: “The jobs fair is an excellent example of partnership working at its best.

“There are a large number of real jobs with good prospects from across a wide range of employment sectors locally.

“With the workshops that are taking place during the day, we are confident that we have covered the topics local people are asking for and have provided a real opportunity to find employment in the area.”

Jobseekers and budding entrepreneurs will be treated to a programme of workshops during the day, with advice on offer, along with introductions to growing sectors, such as logistics.

As well as having a whole range of jobs to choose from, visitors will also have a chance to have a go at a new skill, with numerous training organisations offering interactive, hands on experiences.

The drop-in event, between 10am and 3pm, is free to attend and open to all ages.

Bob Wheeler, chairman of the South Derbyshire Partnership, which is organising the day, said: “It’s great that such a wide range of organisations have signed up to attend the jobs and careers fair.”

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