Ballymoney to host major Jobs Fair

Ballymoney to host first major Jobs Fair 'Ballymoney is to play host to its first major Jobs Fair and Advice Forum on Thursday 25 September 2014. Pictured are Dianne McAuley, McAuley Engineering, DEL Employer Contact Manager Donna Atkinson and Janine Brolley, McAuley Engineering. inbm39-14s
Ballymoney to host first major Jobs Fair 'Ballymoney is to play host to its first major Jobs Fair and Advice Forum on Thursday 25 September 2014. Pictured are Dianne McAuley, McAuley Engineering, DEL Employer Contact Manager Donna Atkinson and Janine Brolley, McAuley Engineering. inbm39-14s

Ballymoney is to play host to a major Jobs Fair and Advice Forum this Thursday (September 25).

The fair, which will take place in the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre between 10am and 4pm, has been organised by the Department for Employment and Learning in conjunction with Ballymoney Borough Council.

Speaking ahead of the event, Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry said: “This event brings employers, support organisations and jobseekers together under one roof. The Job Fair has something for everyone and I would encourage anyone, whether in work, unemployed or simply assessing education and training options, to explore the services which will be available on the day.”

Employers including BT, Tesco, Lynas FoodService and SJ McAuley Engineering will be in attendance, as will support and training organisations including the Northern Regional College, Invest NI and Libraries NI. Advice and guidance will also be available on a range of training and re-skilling opportunities.

The Minister continued: “A range of support organisations, for example my Department’s Skills Solutions Service, Careers Service and Employment Service, will also be present to provide individuals with information, advice and guidance on a range of training and employment schemes that can assist individuals progress towards work and better employment prospects, equipping them with the skills to compete in the labour market and meet the needs of employers both now and in the future.”

Large and small employers from across the region will be available to answer questions, discuss training and employment opportunities.

Calling on young people to become involved in the work experience opportunities available through his Department’s Youth Employment Scheme, Minister Farry said: “The Youth Employment Scheme aims to help improve young people’s employment prospects by giving them real work experience. There is a wide range of work experience opportunities on offer for young unemployed people to avail of that will improve their employability skills, and allow them to compete on a more equal basis with more experienced workers.”

If you’re in the market for a new career - or looking for the first step on the ladder - this is the place you need to be. The event is free so just bring yourself - and your CV - along.

For further information about the Jobs Fair contact Donna Atkinson on 02825637104, donna.atkinson@nissa.gsi.gov.uk or Joan Connolly on 02825 637 -055, joan.connolly@nissa.gsi.gov.uk or visit Jobcentreonline.external link. Further information is also available on NI Directexternal link.