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Free event connects South Devon employers with job seekers

15th August 2016

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Delivered by Torbay Council and TDA in partnership with Jobcentre Plus, this free event will take place in Torquay’s Town Hall Assembly Rooms from 9.30am to 2pm, providing job seekers the opportunity to meet with over 50 local employers.

Torbay’s Elected Mayor, Gordon Oliver, said: “Following the success of March’s Jobs Fair, we are delighted to announce there will be another fair where we hope to see even more job seekers and businesses attending. We are committed to providing support to people to help find work and reduce unemployment and its impact on Torbay, which is reflected in the latest unemployment figures. This event can match job vacancies with skills and provide an excellent platform for job seekers to find employment.”

In March, over 600 job seekers met with 40 employers from across Torbay and South Devon who shared seasonal and permanent employment opportunities with their company.

Debbie Passmore, Partnership Executive at the TDA, said: “There will be live vacancies on offer, from local employers across all sectors including hospitality, care, construction and retail. We welcome anyone looking for a job to attend and talk with employers about the permanent and temporary vacancies on offer.

“This event provides a great opportunity to build on our strong links with employers across the region to actively increase employment opportunities to residents. There is a real commitment from our business community and service providers to pull together and make this event a success and help people secure employment. We’re working hard with local employers and we’re keen to hear from other employers in Torbay and South Devon who would like to take part.”

TDA will also be showcasing the range of business support it provides to local employers to help them develop, grow and take on more employees. Jobcentre Plus Work Coaches will be available throughout the day to support and help people with CV’s. Job applications will be available in Torquay Jobcentre.

Lee Tozer, Partnership Manager at Jobcentre Plus, said: “The Jobs Fair provides an excellent opportunity for all jobseekers to meet and talk to employers who have vacancies. I think that the Jobs Fair and the support in the Jobcentre will help people fulfil ambitions and move into work.”

The organisers are keen for employers to promote any active vacancies they may have at the time of the event, and in the run up to Christmas to help seasonal recruitment.

Full event information, including a list of businesses exhibiting, is available on the Jobs Fair website
www.southdevonjobs.co.uk/jobs-fair

Any other companies wishing to exhibit can register for a free stand on the website or email Rebecca Salter on Rebecca.salter@tedcltd.com or call 01803 208369.

Job seekers can just turn up on the day. Advice is to come early and bring copies of your CV.

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