Employers large and small from a range of sectors are seeking people who have no qualifications and experience, and those who do, to fill over 500 vacancies in the Belfast area.
Organisations including George Best Belfast City Airport, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Citi, Firstsource and Four Seasons Health Care are some of the employers joining forces to bring the first Jobs Fair to East Belfast in 10 years.
As well as the jobs on offer, local community support organisations will be on hand to give guidance to help people complete their CVs and gain valuable interview skills.
Belfast Metropolitan College, BT and PwC will also be on hand to explain how their apprenticeships work and how people can get involved.
“A number of months ago, we brought a delegation of chief executives to East Belfast to look at some of the innovative projects in the area,” said Business in the Community managing director, Kieran Harding.
“But more than that, we brought them into the heart of the community where they met school children and learnt about their aspirations and those who were long-term unemployed and the disadvantage these people were not just experiencing, but living every day.
“It would be fair to say that each and every business person attending was inspired and energised to tackle the societal issues right on their doorsteps.
“We’re bringing employers who have real jobs, however, the added bonus is that each of the employers coming along is a responsible business, so people successful in gaining a position with one of these companies can also be rest assured they will be supported in their employment journey.
Brian Ambrose, Chief Executive, George Best Belfast City Airport added: “We are delighted to support this exciting and worthwhile venture. I hope everyone who comes along on the day – both employers and prospective employees – make useful links.”
The Jobs Fair will take place on Thursday June 11 at the East Belfast Community Network Centre Templemore Avenue, Belfast (old Templemore School)from 12 to 3pm.