A virtual jobs fair is being staged in Staffordshire to help boost employment opportunities in the county.
The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is hosting the online event tomorrow (14th) between 11am and 2pm.
It aims to help support the construction and health and care sectors in the region by giving businesses the opportunity to promote their current vacancies.
The event is being staged as part of the Countywide Redundancy Task Group’s efforts to support anyone who is at risk of redundancy or has lost their job during the pandemic.
LEP chair Alun Rogers said: “Up and down the country people are feeling the effects of the covid-19 pandemic, particularly those whose jobs have been put at risk. In Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, we continue to see the resilience of our business community as new job opportunities are created, particularly in two of our key growth sectors – construction and health and care.
“This, our first ever virtual jobs fair, is a chance for businesses to promote careers in these sectors, advertise live job opportunities, share advice and engage with a captive audience actively looking for new careers. This is a step towards us rebuilding and rebooting our regional economy and I encourage local businesses to get involved.”
To get involved, businesses, training providers and partner organisations are being invited to use the hashtag #StokeStaffsJobsFair on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to share live job opportunities.
And job-seekers will be able to find vacancies, apply for jobs and get advice from industry experts.
The jobs fair is being delivered in partnership with People Plus and the Department for Work and Pensions alongside local councils and the wider business community.
Darryl Baker from People Plus said: “Every year we see people facing considerable challenges in finding employment opportunities. This virtual jobs fair, a chance to digitally promote jobs in one place, is something we are really proud to support and we are actively working with our business partners to share opportunities from apprenticeships, to training and full time positions.”
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Robert Leese, Department for Work and Pensions’ senior employer and partnership manager, added: “Now more than ever we need to support people into employment and encourage a move into a career in the growth sectors. Please get involved in this event which can support local people to access job and training opportunities; utilising their transferable skills.”