Jobs and opportunities at Caird Hall Jobsfair

Jobs and opportunities at Caird Hall Jobsfair Image

MORE THAN 60 organisations with 400 job vacancies and 300 young people will come together later this week to help create the city’s largest Jobsfair.

Anyone looking for work, thinking about getting new skills and training, or interested in finding out more about starting their own business will find out all they need to know at the Caird Hall event on Thursday (September 24).

The importance of using the resources and access to employers that the Jobsfair offers will be highlighted to school leavers at a special morning session before the event opens to the public.

Will Dawson convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “The council is working hard along with its partners in the public and private sector to create and share as many job opportunities as possible.

“This free event will let people meet local employers many of whom have vacancies to fill right now.

“Young people who are coming along will attend presentations to hear about social entrepreneurship and what that means for jobs as well as their future prospects along with how to motivate themselves and make the most of their opportunities.”

Pupils will hear from Fergus Storrier director of local charity Showcase the Street and guest speaker Josh Littlejohn the social entrepreneur behind Social Bite, a chain of sandwich shops, a quarter of whose staff have been homeless.

Mr Littlejohn is also responsible for the Scottish Business Awards which in the past have been attended by Richard Branson, former US President Bill Clinton and this year will welcome George Clooney.

Employers, trainers, educators and support organisations will be on hand to talk face to face with attendees to discuss apprenticeship opportunities and advice on how to start your own business.

Practical demonstrations highlighting some of the skills young people can learn to take into careers in catering and construction will also be going on.

The Jobsfair is a free and open to the public between 12pm and 5pm on Thursday (September 24). This year it has been backed by The Mathew Trust.

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