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June 16, 2014 -- Job seekers will have the chance to try for hundreds of vacancies at Nottingham Post Ashfield Jobs Fair.
The event, which has been organised in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council, is the second of four jobs fairs this summer.
Prospective employers will be at the John Godber Centre in Ogle Street, Hucknall.
There will be 400 jobs up for grabs from 25 different companies, including Care UK, Nottingham Housing Association and Arriva.
Jamie Tennant, recruitment manager for Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, will have information on dozens of jobs within the NHS – from skilled medical staff to back office admin roles.
He said: "People have different opinions on what a hospital is and what jobs are available.
"This is an opportunity for us to show that, as an employer of 14,000 staff, we have a wide range of opportunities.
"We’re looking for people who want to contribute towards patient care and the local community.
"We will help them with how to apply and answer any questions they have about putting forward the best application possible."
MNT Limited, a call centre based in Old Basford, is looking for new staff to sell a range of health products to the over-50s.
Managing director Majid Munir said: "I went to the last jobs fair in West Bridgford and employed someone on the back of that. The events are a very important way for me to meet people and find good quality staff.
"I’m going to be at the Ashfield fair myself so I can see people and explain to them what the job entails.
"I’d urge people to come along and have a chat. It’s very much a two-way thing as it gives them a chance to ask any questions and also gives me the chance to find out more about them."
Other jobs fairs will take place in Broxtowe and Gedling.
Councillor Diana Meale, chair of the economic development committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: "Judging by the success of our first event in Rushcliffe, the Hucknall Jobs Fair will have a great deal to offer to people interested in finding out more about local job, career and training opportunities.
"Once again there will be a wide variety of employers and training providers present to talk about potential career paths, current vacancies, apprenticeships, and other routes into work or training.
"Whether you’re unemployed or looking for a career change, these events provide a fantastic opportunity to talk to employers, get ideas about the routes into the career you’d like to follow, learn more about the training that’s available, get advice about practical issues like CVs, applications and interviews, or even information about starting your own business."
Charles Walker, deputy editor of the Post, said: "This is our second community jobs fair this summer. The aim is that we get some very good employers and go out to communities so people across Nottingham get the chance to speak to them and hopefully apply for one of their jobs.
"The first one in West Bridgford was a great success. I’m sure the Ashfield jobs fair will be just as good."
The Hucknall jobs fair is also backed by Ashfield District Council and Jobcentre Plus.
Councillor Jim Aspinall, portfolio holder for prosperity at Ashfield District Council, said: "These job fairs are essential in the current climate to bring employers to people who are looking for jobs.
"Hopefully they will be meaningful and long-term positions.
"Jobs are important to everyone, but here in Ashfield we have a particular problem with jobs for young people.
"It’s so important that people go along to see what is on offer."
Tim Brown, of the Department for Work and Pensions, added: "Jobcentre Plus is pleased to be working in partnership with the Nottingham Post in delivering a number of jobs fairs within local communities across Nottinghamshire.
"The jobs fairs will provide visitors with an ideal opportunity to meet a variety of employers, apply for vacancies, find out about training and get support with CVs.
"Jobcentre Plus will also be in attendance on the day and will be promoting the latest job vacancies, work experience opportunities, apprenticeships available, and other key opportunities which, ultimately, will help support people into work."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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