More than 100 jobs are on offer at Bolton’s biggest employment and training event.
The Jobs and Skills Fair has been organised by some of the town's leading organisations including Bolton Council, Bolton College, Bolton at Home, Jobcentre Plus and the University of Bolton.
The jobs fair will take place at Bolton College on Thursday, September 20, between 10am and 3pm.
The free event has been set up to tackle unemployment and promote access to learning and training.
More than 60 employers will be exhibiting on the day, including Bolton at Home, The Royal Navy, Adecco, Groundwork Bury & Bolton, Sure Care and The Body Shop at Home, and there will be more than 100 jobs on offer.
In addition to accessing live vacancies, jobseekers will have the chance to meet local employers and training providers to get information about skills development. There will also be a range of drop-in clinics and workshops with recruitment companies and business experts to get advice on writing CVs, applying for jobs and preparing for interviews.
Visitors can also have a go at a wide-range of practical skills and activities using the college’s state-of-the-art facilities, including hairdressing, catering and construction.
Principal of Bolton College, Marie Gilluley, said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming back the Jobs and Skills Fair to the college. Last year’s event was a great success with a huge 82 per cent of people saying it helped them to find a job. This event fulfills an important need for the local community."
Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy, Housing and Skills, Councillor John Byrne, added: “Local and national businesses have yet again pulled out all the stops to create some great career opportunities for Bolton’s jobseekers. We would like to thank them and our partners who have worked together to make this event such a success in tackling unemployment.”
Bolton at Home’s Chief Executive, Jon Lord, said: “As well as being a significant employer, Bolton at Home offers apprenticeships, local training and support opportunities for our customers, many of whom are unemployed. We look forward to working with partners to make the day a great success.”
For more information about the Jobs and Skills Fair visit www.findyourfuture2012.co.uk or follow @FindYourFutureB on Twitter.
To find out more about the range of courses on offer at Bolton College, please visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk