More than 50 unemployed City of Wolverhampton residents are celebrating landing jobs as stock controllers after attending recruitment events at Jobchange.

JobChange, based in Red Lion Street, Wolverhampton, provides high quality job search resources, guidance, advice and training opportunities for job seekers in the West Midlands.

City of Wolverhampton Council has teamed up with them and, working in partnership with global retail organisation RGIS, 'Job Shop' recruitment evenings held in November and December provided an opportunity to meet employers.

The initiative has seen 59 candidates successfully gain employment as stock controllers. 

A further event was held in January with Draven's Healthcare, who were looking to recruit nurses, support workers, cleaners and carers.

The representative from Draven's Healthcare was very impressed with the venue, the staff and the 35 candidates who attended.

City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, Councillor John Reynolds, said: "The City of Wolverhampton is working collaboratively to move more local people into the job opportunities available within the city.

"These recruitment events are examples of how we are preparing local people with the skills they need to meet the needs of employers.

"They are part of a series of events planned with Jobchange to support residents in gaining employment."

Jobchange Chief Executive, Pat Kemp, added: "Jobchange is looking forward to working with the city council on new initiatives across the city - helping Wolverhampton people into work."

  • released: Thursday 6 April, 2017