People wanting to boost their chances of finding the right job, getting the right training or improving their health can find out more about the support and opportunities available to them during Wolverhampton's first Working Well Week.

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The week brings together Wolverhampton's popular Jobs Fair, along with an extensive range of activities aimed at residents seeking employment and training, including help with job search and advice on how to produce a CV that stands out from the crowd and tips and advice on interview preparation.

Also on offer during Working Well Week, which runs from Monday 23 March, 2015, are opportunities and advice on how to improve people's health and wellbeing.

Working Well Week is part of Wolverhampton's drive to improve opportunities, prosperity and health for residents, and also part of the first City Conference Season which aims to raise the profile of Wolverhampton, its people and the opportunities here.

The programme of events and activities is available to download at Type=links;Linkid=5921;Title=Working Well Week;Target=_blank;. People can also find out more from Type=links;Linkid=1398;Title=Wolverhampton Today;Target=_blank; or via Twitter using the hashtag #wolvesin2work.

Wolverhampton Jobs Fair, which takes place at Molineux Stadium on Friday 27 March, 2015 from 9.30am to 2.30pm, is a free event open to everybody. People can find out about employment opportunities available at over 40 companies of different sizes and from a range of sectors, while information on training opportunities will also be available.
On the same day, Molineux Stadium will also be hosting a community walk in support of the Million Miles for Wolverhampton Challenge, which is encouraging people to complete miles to improve their health and fitness. It takes place from 12pm to 2pm and everyone who takes part will be doing their bit for the Million Miles challenge. Experts from the healthy lifestyles team will be on hand to offer advice and support.
Ian Darch, Chief Executive of Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council and Chair of the City's Inclusion Board, said: "Dozens of organisations and businesses have come together for Working Well Week to set up over 40 events across 5 days. It's a stunning, unprecedented effort.

"Together we have arranged a programme of events to guide people in making a career choice, developing their skills, finding suitable employment and getting fitter and healthier. It is a top priority for the city to increase the number of jobs and better paid jobs in Wolverhampton and Working Well Week gives us a focus to do this.

"We want as many people as possible to take advantage of the events on offer - they could really make a difference by kick starting someone's career or by giving them support in making lifestyle changes."
Meanwhile, anyone looking for a new job is being urged to attend the City of Wolverhampton College's Skills Show, which takes place this coming Wednesday (18 March). The event is open to anyone - including students, graduates, the unemployed, those looking to upskill, retrain or investigate new opportunities. It takes place at Wolverhampton Racecourse from 10am to 7pm.

  • released: Thursday 12 March, 2015