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Jobseekers urged to make the most of major employment fair

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Jobseekers urged to make the most of major employment fair thumbnailCommunities Minister, Paul Givan, as he announced plans for the Mid and East Antrim Job Fair are (L-R): Julie Gorman, ICTU; John Allen, Unite the Union; Debbie Rea, Blaney; Mayor Cllr Audrey Wales and Joan Connolly, Ballymena Jobs & Benefits Office.

JOBSEEKERS in the Mid and East Antrim area are being urged to make the most of the major job fair being held in Ballymena this Thursday, February 2.
The 'Job Fair and Advice Forum', is taking place at the Braid Town Hall, between 10am and 3pm.
It has been organised by the Department for Communities with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Unite the Union and Irish Congress of Trade Unions.
Over 30 employers including Blaney, Moore Concrete, Bluebird Care, and the Hilton Group will be in attendance.
Large and small employers from across the Borough will be available to answer questions and discuss training and employment opportunities.
The timing of the fair is particularly appropriate with the area set to lose nearly 2,000 jobs with the final closures of JTI and Michelin next year.
Joan Connolly, Ballymena Jobs and Benefits office, said: "Job fairs are a great way to meet employers, find vacancies and discover what skills, attributes and entry requirements they are looking for from applicants.
“Representatives from different employers, education and training organisations will be under one roof to provide you with information and advice about how they can help you with your future career."
Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor Audrey Wales , said: "Job creation is central to the Council's strategy with this Job Fair and Advice Forum being an excellent example of our ongoing work in partnership with not only potential employers, but also trade unions and the Department for Communities.
“The free event is an important step in helping achieve fuller employment across the Borough."

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