Cannock Chase Council teamed up with Talent Match Staffordshire to host a jobs fair in Cannock this week.
Jobseekers and people looking for a career change were invited to come along meet face to face with local employers with job vacancies in and around Cannock Chase District. Jobseekers received help from support organisations including’ Steps to Work, Blue Orchid and South Staffordshire College all aimed at supporting individuals into employment.
Employers attending on the day numbered 30+ included names such as; The Argos Consortium, KFC, Newlife and the MOD Mercians. Furthermore, Bowmer and Kirkland, the main construction contractor for the new McArthurglen Designer Outlet Cannock, along with Walsall College and Derry Building Services attended the fair to promote their upcoming vacancies, apprenticeships and training support for the new Retail Skills Academy launching soon in Cannock.
Councillor Gordon Alcott, Portfolio Leader for Planning and Economic Development said “This is the third jobs fair that we’ve hosted at the Civic Centre. Events like this are crucial and with 182 people attending, either looking for a job or a career change it shows the importance of hosting these opportunities. It is beneficial for both jobseekers and employers to be in one place and talk face to face.
"I am delighted to say that there have already been outcomes from the event on the day including referrals, potential recruits and new volunteers all getting interview slots or other support to help them on their journey into employment. Over half of the exhibitors succeeded in finding potential candidates, with the Argos Consortium meeting around 30 potential employees over the day who will be invited to an interview.
"Thank you to everyone that helped to organise this very successful event.”