Job fair at Weston
By Carol_Deacon | Monday, March 04, 2013, 14:27
Anyone looking for work or thinking of a career change is invited to attend a jobs fair in Weston-super-Mare this month.
Weston Job Fair
The event, organised by North Somerset Council, is being held at the Winter Gardens on Tuesday, March 19, from 10am-2pm.
It will be an opportunity to discover what sorts of jobs are available and the skills required for those jobs.
A number of the area's major employers will be attending including Agilisys, Alliance Homes, ASC Recruitment, Bristol Airport, Castelan Group, Cygnet Healthcare, EDF (Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station), Ipeco Composites, North Somerset Council, Notaro Care Homes, Parkwood Leisure, Sainsbury's and Somerset Care.
Also attending will be westonworks, the one-stop skills and job shop which provides free, confidential, impartial advice and support on employment, training, learning new skills and volunteering.
Representatives from North Somerset Council's Ready4work project will be on hand to give advice.
Ready4work is aimed at people who have been out of work for six months or more and are claiming health-related benefits such as incapacity benefit and employment support allowance, as well as lone parents claiming income support.
During the past five years the project has been successful in supporting more than 500 local people into employment and almost 300 on to training courses.
In addition, North Somerset Enterprise Agency will be offering information and advice on self-employment and Weston College will be providing information on apprenticeships and back-to-work courses.
For more information about the event contact North Somerset Council economic development service on 01934 426211 or westonworks on 426260.