More than 2,000 city residents - a record amount - poured through the doors at today's fourth Wolverhampton Jobs Fair.

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They were able to take advantage of over 1,500 job and apprenticeship opportunities - and a large number walked away with interview invites.

The event was organised as part of the build up to Wolverhampton Business Week and was held in the WV1 Suite at Molineux Stadium.

More employers than ever attended, with 60 from across Wolverhampton on hand to showcase the jobs available.

They included Royal Mail, KFC, Tarmac, Poundland, Wincanton/Screwfix, National Express, Aldi, RAF Cosford, McDonalds, Angel Springs, Tarmac, West Midlands Police, Countryside Properties,Thompson AVC, and Mears Care, among many others. 

Wolverhampton's new 'Impact' team were also on hand offering advice and support to young adults aged between 16 and 29 who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). This project is funded by the European Social Fund.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "We are delighted with the number of city jobseekers we were able to empower by attracting them to the fair.

"We have also received very positive feedback from the employers that exhibited, who appreciate the economic regeneration priorities of the city.

"They were impressed by the people they met and many of the jobseekers have been invited for interviews.

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

Wolverhampton Business Week will offer a programme of events aimed at businesses of all types and sizes and will take place between Monday 26 September and Friday 30 September.

The week of focused activity supports investment in the city, businesses and the workforce and is a platform to showcase the city's achievements and ambitions, as well as an opportunity for businesses to help shape the city's economic future.

The full event programme can be viewed at Type=links;Linkid=6585;Title=Wolverhampton Business Week;Target=_blank;.

People can also find out more from Type=links;Linkid=2165;Title=Wolverhampton Today;Target=_blank; or via Twitter using #wolvesbizweek.

  • released: Friday 9¬†September, 2016