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Advice and opportunities available at city jobs fair

Hundreds of jobs, training and volunteering opportunities in Wolverhampton will be on offer at a special event for job seekers on Friday (27 March, 2015).

The Wolverhampton Jobs Fair, which has been organised as part of Working Well Week, will be held in the WV1 Suite at Molineux Stadium from 9.30am to 2.30pm.

More than 30 employers from across Wolverhampton will be at the event to showcase career opportunities available to city jobseekers.

They include Wiggle, Thompson AVC, the Armed Forces, West Midlands Police, UTC Aerospace, Eurofins, McDonalds, Angel Springs, Carillion, BCA Logistics, National Express, Transline and Tailored Care and Wolverhampton City Council.

A number of education and training providers will also be at the event to enable people to find out about courses that can help them gain skills to increase their future career prospects.

Councillor Peter Bilson, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Prosperity, said: "We have a long term plan to encourage enterprise, empower people, reinvigorate our city and improve the prosperity of businesses and residents and this event supports that.

"We're ambitious and optimistic about the future of the city. It is a great place to live, work, visit and do business."

Councillor Phil Page, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Learning, added: "This is an excellent opportunity for people looking for work, a change of career or thinking of taking up training or education courses. Over 30 local employers will be exhibiting and with hundreds of vacancies on offer this event is not to be missed."

The event is open to all and booking is not required.

The Wolverhampton Jobs Fair is just one of a range of events taking place during Working Well Week, providing support to help local people boost their chances of finding the right job, getting the right training and improving their health and wellbeing. The full programme of events can be found at Working Well Week. People can also find out more by visiting Wolverhampton Today or via Twitter using the hashtag #wolvesin2work.

Working Well Week is part of the city's drive to improve opportunities, prosperity and health for residents and is part of Wolverhampton's first City Conference Season.

  • released: Monday 23 March, 2015