This year’s Jobs Fair saw around 50 employers gather at the York Rail Institute on the 6th of October to offer new jobs and careers to the hundreds of visitors in attendance.
York Jobs Fair is a popular and established event held twice a year at York Railway Institute, which brings together employers and job seekers from York and the surrounding area. The event is funded by City of York Council and organised by York Learning in partnership with Job Centre Plus, bringing together employers, employment support agencies, and education and training providers to offer local people job opportunities, information and advice.
This year’s in-person event was the first of such kind since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic.
Councillor Keith Aspden, Liberal Democrat Leader of the Council, commented:
“The York Job Fairs are always hugely popular both with employers and prospective employees and I’m delighted at how much they’ve grown since 2012, when the first such event was organised in York.
“It was fantastic to see how many local and regional businesses were there to offer new opportunities, career changes and qualifications to local residents, particularly after a difficult few years.”
Councillor Andrew Waller, Liberal Democrat Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning, added:
“Connecting people looking for work with those companies keen to fill vacancies is essential for the economic recovery. The Council is working with partners to ensure that skills training is available for those people who need to get into new careers, and to get support whilst they are acquiring new qualifications.”
Councillor Darryl Smalley, Liberal Democrat Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Communities, said:
“The York Jobs Fair is one of the many events organised by York Learning. The work carried out by the York Learning team plays a crucial part in supporting people into employment, improving skills and supporting personal development. I’d like to thank them for their continued efforts to ensure that York residents have the opportunity to secure well-paid jobs and further their careers.”