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Hundreds turn out for Molineux jobs fair

By Thomas Parkes | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

More than 500 people turned out for the fourth annual City Jobs Fair at the home of Wolves.

More than 500 people attended the City Jobs Fair, where jobseekers picked up help and advice

The event was organised as part of the build up to the Wolverhampton Business Programme and ran between 10am to 2pm at Molineux.

A total of 22 exhibitors attended the event on Friday, including Wolverhampton College, Affinity Trust, National Express, Prospects, JLT Speciality Limited and British Gymnastics.

The fair was sponsored by Workbox, an initiative in Wolverhampton to give residents information about jobs, training and support all in one place.

Councillor Peter Bilson, jobseeker Nick Woods and employment adviser Debbie Norton at the jobs fair

Support and training was on offer from Wolverhampton Adult Education Service, University of Wolverhampton, City of Wolverhampton College, Wolverhampton Learning Platform, Wolves at Work and Impact.

Councillor Lynne Moran, cabinet Member for education and skills, said: “We have an ambitious long-term plan to encourage enterprise, empower people, re-invigorate our city and improve the prosperity of businesses and residents – and this event supports that.

“This is an excellent opportunity for residents looking for work or a change of career. We’re optimistic about the future of the city. It is a great place to live, work, visit and do business.”

WV Active receptionist Robbie-Leigh Martin, of Penn, offering advice

Wolverhampton Business Programme offers a series of events aimed at businesses of all sectors and sizes and will take place between September 23 and October 3.

The programme supports investment in the city, businesses and the workforce and is a platform to showcase achievements and ambitions, as well as an opportunity for firms to help shape the city’s economic future.

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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