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Belfast to host Jobs Fair

The Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) has arranged a Jobs Fair to offer a range of job opportunities to the public. The event will take place on Wednesday 21 November in the Europa Hotel, Belfast.
Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The event, which is co-financed by the European Commission, commences at 10am and runs until 6pm, is free of charge to attend and will offer jobseekers the chance to discuss current job opportunities with leading local companies.

Leading employers such as Tesco, Allstate, Botanic Inns and Belfast City Council have already signed up for the event and will be offering jobs on the day. The employment opportunities are mainly in the catering, hospitality, care, administrative, call centre, and IT sectors.

Various other support organisations will also form a “Youth Village” at the event to providing information, advice and guidance in career, educational and training opportunities for younger jobseekers.

Commenting on the launch of the Jobs Fair, Minister for Employment and Learning Stephen Farry said: “I welcome my Department’s association with this Jobs Fair which brings employers, support organisations and jobseekers together under one roof. Clearly this event demonstrates that, despite the economic downturn, employers are still looking to recruit both seasonal and permanent staff and that there are employment opportunities for jobseekers.

“This event is not just for those currently actively seeking employment, it is also aimed at assisting people who want to get back into work but who may have particular barriers that prevent them from doing so. Irrespective of the obstacles an individual faces, as well as employers, there will also be a range of support organisations exhibiting at the event and offering a multitude of courses, programmes, advice and guidance including my Department’s Careers Service and Employment Service.”

For further information, and to register for this event, please visit our website or call 0300 200 7822.

There is a range of advice available for jobseekers at NI Direct

Notes to editors:

1. The Belfast Jobs Fair co-financed by the European Commission will be held on Wednesday 21 November 2012 in the Grand Ballroom, Europa Hotel, Belfast.

2. Media enquiries to the Department for Employment and Learning Press Office on 028 9025 7466. Out of office hours, please contact the Duty Press Officer via pager, number 07699 715440.

3. A picture to accompany this release is available by contacting the Department for Employment and Learning Communications Branch on 028 9025 7793. Picture Caption: Employment and Learning Minister, Dr Stephen Farry, pictured with Delta Packaging HR Director, who are exhibiting at the Fair.

4. The participating companies registered so far are:

  • Allstate NI
  • Viking Recruitment Seabourn Cruise Line
  • Norbrook Laboratories
  • Tesco
  • Santander
  • Crossroads Care for Carers
  • Wesser Ltd
  • Belfast City Council
  • Bluebird Care
  • Delta Packaging
  • Search Consultancy
  • 3Fivetwo Group
  • McCloy Consulting
  • Belfast Health Trust
  • Botanic Inns
  • Canstaff (New Zealand)
  • Teleperformance
  • Macklin Group
  • G4S
  • Fitzers

  • Four Seasons Health Care
  • LBM
  • DEL
  • LBM
  • Compass Group
  • Restaurant Victoria
  • Extra Care Ltd
  • Leisure Industry Academy
  • Almac
  • Nyrstar Australia
  • Henderson Group
  • Belfast Wellness Centre
  • Positive Futures
  • Bond Search and Selection
  • Belfast Met
  • Omnisoft Services Ltd
  • Jay’s Brow Bar
  • Grafton Recruitment
  • Train Direct
  • Concentrix