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Massive Redditch jobs fair set for the old Debenhams superstore

Ross Crawford 15th May, 2022

A SPECIAL event highlighting opportunities for the Commonwealth Games at the Job Centre in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre next week.

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 in the old Debenhams and is just one of many initiatives in Redditch to help employers find new staff.

Redditch has two Job Centres, one on the Kingfisher Shopping Centre and one in the borough Library, both of them handling the demand for new staff.

On the day visitors will be able to talk directly to employers with current live vacancies in wide range of industries and job roles.

It’s a chance to learn about the opportunities available working at this year’s Commonwealth Games, to register an interest and be matched to the latest vacancies.

For those with no CV and no experience, Redditch Job Centre will have a wide variety of providers on hand to offer advice and help.

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.”

Meanwhile Redditch Job Centres are continuing to run training courses to equip people with the skills in demand.

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