A city Jobs Fair has been organised as part of Wolverhampton Business Week at the Youth Employment Hub, The Way Youth Zone, School Street (WV3 0NR).

The event on Wednesday 28 September, between 11am and 2pm, is being hosted by City of Wolverhampton Council and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

It will provide Wolverhampton residents aged 16 to 29 the opportunity to meet employers with live vacancies and find out about employment opportunities, training and work experience.

People with learning and physical disabilities are encouraged to come along and meet inclusive employers and training providers.

More than 25 employers from across the City of Wolverhampton and the Black Country will be at the event to showcase the jobs available to city jobseekers in the security, warehousing, care, administration, construction and cleaning sectors.

They include In-Comm Training (Apprenticeships), Netcom Training (IT courses leading to job opportunities), 2 Sisters Food Group, GeoCare, Avara Foods, National Express, Magna, Waterlogic UK, Thompson AVC, Wolverhampton Homes, Total Construction Supplies, Comex 2000, Pertemps, West Midlands Police, NHS/IPS, Green Square Accord, Supported Employment, P3 Charity, DEA (DWP), Amey Facilities, Featherstone Prison, West Midlands Pension Fund, Access 2 Business/Young Business Matters, and Gazebo Theatre Group.

Attendees will also be able to find out about support and training on offer from organisations such as City of Wolverhampton College, Connexions, Wolves at Work and Black Country Impact.

Councillor Stephen Simkins, City of Wolverhampton Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: “We are determined to drive down youth unemployment in the city by supporting young people into sustainable employment, apprenticeships, education or training.

“Our Wolves at Work 18-24 programme is working closely with city training partners and employers to better connect young people to the opportunities they have - and this continues during Business Week through this city Jobs Fair.

"There will be a wide representation of job opportunities - both full time and part time on offer - this event is not to be missed.”

Department for Work and Pensions suggested quote: “The City Jobs Fair will be an excellent opportunity for jobseekers to find out about the job vacancies in the Wolverhampton area, both in established and new businesses. 

“It promises to be a fantastic event and I would encourage everyone who is being supported by the Jobcentre to come along.”

There is no need to register for the event, just drop in and enjoy free food and drinks.

Businesses who are interested in taking part in the event should email Jayne Hart at recruitment@wolverhampton.gov.uk.

The city’s annual Business Week runs from Monday 26 September to Friday 30 September and includes a range of free events, workshops and training to support business growth and boost jobs and skills.

Full details of all events can be viewed at INVEST.  

For online information about jobs, training and support all in one place head to Workbox.