Jobseekers everywhere – it’s time to get hired.
In the harsh economic climate the quest to find work in South Yorkshire is not an easy one – but The Star and its sister website Jobstoday are aiming to give residents the helping hand they need.
A batch of big employers have already signed up to take part in the Get Hired Sheffield Careers Fair, which aims to go one step further for jobseekers by matching their skillset with appropriate businesses.
Those who attend will also get the chance to meet exhibitors from a variety of different sectors – from social care to manufacturing – during the one-day event.
The beauty of the thing is that something as simple an informal chat could lead to an interview opportunity, or provide inspiration for future searches.
Unemployment figures might make for grim reading but our message is simple – there are vacancies out there crying out for workers.
Joanne Harwood, group category manager at Johnston Press PLC, which runs The Star and Jobstoday, said: “A job fair is a great opportunity for local candidates to find the job they’ve been looking for.
“By meeting face to face with top employers in a relaxed and informal setting, they are able to get a much better understanding of the business’s culture and the type of skills and experience needed for the roles advertised.
“We hope that many candidates will come along to take advantage of the wealth of advice on offer and to start making connections with potential future employers.
“Our aim is to help candidates and employers to connect. With busy lifestyles searching for that perfect job can be a time-consuming exercise.”
With just two weeks to go until the fair, which takes place on Thursday, September 12, at The Hubs in Paternoster Row, Jobstoday and The Star are creating a big buzz.
Both are part of Johnston Press PLC, one of the UK’s leading publishers of more than 200 local newspapers and internet sites.
Promotions of the fair have appeared in all Johnston Press titles in the area, in press and online.
The campaign has helped to attract companies such as Ronseal, Bright Assessing, Know How and Carewatch to take part and there is still time for other employers to get in on the act.
There will also be advice on hand from the experts about landing a job.
All local jobseekers are encouraged to attend the event. Simply drop in any time from 10am.
Businesses can find out how to get involved by calling 0114 2894537 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org