Hundreds of vacancies up for grabs at the virtual jobs and training fair

North East Derbyshire District Council is teaming up with Bolsover District Council and Chesterfield Borough Council to boost local residents’ employment prospects as the online jobs and training fair is set to provide hundreds of employment opportunities across Derbyshire.

After the huge success of the first virtual jobs fair event, where over twenty businesses provided more than 200 employment opportunities, this next fair is aiming to be bigger and better yet, with more employers attending.

Three local authorities have teamed up together to provide a two-hour online jobs fair where vacancies, training opportunities, employment help and advice will be available via social media, using the hashtag #DerbyshireJobsFair.

There already many employers signed up to take part in the event by sharing their vacancies using the hashtag and all the posts will be shared by the local authorities to their followers.

North East Derbyshire District Council Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Councillor Carolyn Renwick, said, “We are delighted to be once again hosting an online jobs fair event, this time with our partner authorities so more people have the chance to see the opportunities available to them. We want to help our residents to gain employment or further their skills with extra training and advice as much as we possibly can”.

“The last jobs fair was a huge success with so many local and national businesses posting and taking part, this is a great way to talk to businesses, see the opportunities that are out there during this difficult time and give everyone the chance to have a fresh start”.

Councillor Tricia Gilby, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, added: “We’re pleased to be working alongside our partner authorities to deliver the online job fair to our local communities.

“Supporting our residents and local businesses is a vital part of our economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic and the jobs fair is the perfect chance for us to continue to help local people who are looking for their next employment opportunity during these challenging times.”

The event will be held on 30 September 2020 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter social media channels. Businesses wishing to advertise and take part can do so free of charge. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your expression of interest.