22/08/17: Jobs fair roadshow to begin soon across Breckland

Those seeking work, or keen to find out about career development opportunities, will have the chance to speak to employers and training providers directly at a series of jobs fairs in towns held across Breckland.

The jobs fairs have been organised in partnership by Breckland Council and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), with support from a number of local organisations.

The events will take place this autumn in Dereham, Thetford, Swaffham, Attleborough, and Watton.

Cllr Adrian Stasiak, Executive Member for Growth and Commercialisation, said: "While jobs fairs are obviously of great value to the unemployed, it also allows those in employment who want to examine their options for a new career path, or to develop their skills, to talk directly to employers and training organisation in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

"Job fairs such as these have a double benefit in both helping individuals find work, and strengthening regional businesses by helping them meet their recruitment needs locally. Breckland Council is committed to encouraging as many people into work as possible. Employment doesn't just affect individuals financially; it has significant effects on their personal wellbeing and their communities."

Julia Nix, East Anglia District Manager at Jobcentre Plus, said: "This is a great opportunity for Jobseekers across Breckland to find out more about the range of job vacancies available in the area. Jobcentre Plus will be on hand to help people with job applications, interview techniques and job searching."

Job fairs will be taking place at:

• Dereham, Wednesday 6th September, 10:00am-1:00pm, Dereham Library

• Swaffham, Wednesday 13th September, 10:00am-1:00pm, the Assembly Rooms

• Attleborough, Friday 22nd September, 10:00am-1:00pm, Town Hall

• Thetford, Tuesday 26th September, 10:00am-1:00pm, the Carnegie Rooms

• Watton, Tuesday 3rd October, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Queens Hall