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York Unemployed Urged to Attend Jobs Fair


10:42am 12th May 2014

York Council is encouraging jobseekers and residents wanting to improve their skills and qualifications to visit a jobs fair at York Railway Institute on Tuesday 20 May from 10am to 3pm.

The event, which has been organised through partnerships between the council, York Learning, Job Centre Plus and Learning City York aims to bring together local employers to offer advice and the chance to speak face to face to businesses about employment opportunities in the city.

There will be a range of employers present along with learning providers and other agencies offering free help and advice for people to improve their skills and help them in their search for employment.

The council and its partners have lined up 50 businesses who are currently recruiting in York, including, Hiscox, Royal York Hotel, McDonalds, Clipper Logistics and G4S Security. The fair will also have a designated quiet area to enable residents to fill in application forms with the help of some excellent local skills and training providers.

Cllr James Alexander, Labour leader of City of York Council said: “Ensuring we have jobs in the city is a key priority for the council and one we are actively working to support through our jobs and growth agenda, with events like these and key infrastructure investments. Recent falls in the number of residents claiming Jobseekers Allowance has been pleasing but there is still more work to be done. I give my support to the York Jobs Fair as this is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is looking for work or those residents who could benefit from this platform of expertise to develop their skills and ultimately, future careers.”

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