A SPECIAL event highlighting opportunities for the Commonwealth Games at the Job Centre in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre is to be held next month.
Athletes and employers have been booked to appear on the day with the aim of emphasising the training opportunities and career pathways possible on the back of the 2022 Birmingham Games.
It takes place on Wednesday, May 18 and is just one of many initiatives in Redditch to help employers find new staff.
Both Redditch Job Centres are currently handling vacancies for German supermarket giant Lidl which is looking for some 40 new staff for its new store, off Battens Drive, which is due to open in June.
In addition Next in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre is also looking for new staff.
Gwyn Sherriff, from the Mercia region of the Department for Work and Pensions, said: “With record levels of vacancies across the country it’s our top priority to work in partnership with employers and jobseeker to match the right job with the right person.
“We’re continuing to invite businesses, especially in the key industries such as Lidl, Aldi and B&M Stores into our jobcentres, and by organising regular jobs fairs, a growing number of jobseekers have been offered jobs and apprenticeships on the spot.
“More people are getting into work faster, with the latest payroll figures showing the number of people entering work increasing.
“Importantly our Way to Work campaign has given us all the impetus to support more people into the high level of vacancies.”
Further afield Flybe is looking for 200 new staff for its new Solihull base by Birmingham Airport while HMP Long Lartin has vacancies for 65 staff in the prison service.
Meanwhile Redditch Job Centres are continuing to run training courses to equip people with the skills in demand.