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Employers sign up as Coalville Job and Skills Fair returns

Up to 40 companies with hundreds, if not thousands, of employment opportunities will be at the Coalville Job and Skills Fair on Tuesday 10 October.

The fair is organised by North West Leicestershire District Council in partnership with Jobcentre Plus Department for Work and Pensions and Stephenson College.

It is aimed at helping anyone who is unemployed to find work and to assist those looking to make a career change find those opportunities, as well as helping employers in the district find the staff they need. 

Businesses are being encouraged to snap up the remaining free stalls available at the fair by getting in touch with the council.

The last Job and Skills Fair in April attracted 35 companies of all shapes and sizes, including Amazon, Arriva and Champneys Springs Health Resort, who spoke to more than 170 job seekers. In excess of 40 job interviews were also offered on the day.

The latest fair on 10 October is expected to attract even more interest, and will take place at the later time of 4pm to 7pm, to give better opportunity for those already in employment to also attend.

The event is not just a job fair, with a host of skills and career advice available from the council, National Careers Service, Jobcentre Plus and the college itself.

A free shuttle bus will run between the clock tower in Memorial Square in Coalville and Stephenson College on the day. The college has also offered free use of its crèche for those parents visiting the job fair so they don’t have to worry about their children as they’re looking for their next career opportunity.

Councillor Tony Gillard, Portfolio Holder for Business at North West Leicestershire District Council, said: “Our previous job fairs have been hugely successful. They have attracted a real variety of employers and resulted in many successful job and training applications, which is important to jobseekers or those looking for a career change.

“The fair will be set up to help everyone in the district, not just the unemployed. We have a really low unemployment rate in North West Leicestershire so this fair is also for anyone thinking of changing jobs or careers and wants a little inspiration and advice on what’s out there.

“If your business or organisation would like to have a free stall – please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”

For more information, or to register your interest in having a stall at the fair, please contact Heather Bell at North West Leicestershire District Council on 01530 454822 or email heather.bell@nwleicestershire.gov.uk

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