Around 80 job seekers eager for hospitality work at city venues recently turned out for a recruitment fair as part of a drive to get Wolverhampton working.

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Organised by City of Wolverhampton Council together with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the event attracted people eager to get bar and front of house jobs at the Civic Halls.

The venue, which is undergoing multi million pound refurbishment, opens its doors between 21 October, 2017 and 2 January, 2018, and will need part time temporary staff.

A team from Wolves@Work, a partnership between the council and the DWP, together with Civic Halls staff held the day long recruitment drive at The Slade Rooms.

Job seekers who are taken on will go on a two week hospitality training course, which gives them credits towards either a Level One and Level Two NVQ in hospitality.

Councillor John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "When the Civic Halls reopen for a packed autumn/winter programme it will need lots of temporary staff for its bars and front of house.

"Rather than just take people on casually this current recruitment drive provides successful job seekers with hospitality training as well as the chance to get advice and support from Wolves@Work advisers.

"It is part of the council and DWP's continued commitment to provide training and work opportunities for residents."

And for those who were not successful, Wolves@Work advisers and the council's Yoo Recruit job agency were able to discuss other work opportunities.

Wolves@Work has so far helped more than 780 residents find work, seen 413 go into training, and 116 into work experience.

  • released: Friday 25 August, 2017