Could the job fair be just the job for you? 

Words and photo by Dave Barry 

Over 40 employers and hundreds of jobs will be on offer at the eighth annual Scarborough Job Fair.

The free event, at the Grand Hotel on 14 March, from 11am to 1.30pm, will be opened by Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Sir Gary Verity.

Organised by Scarborough Jobcentre Plus and sponsored by Aspire-igen, the popular fair is open to the public and will have more interactive opportunities than previous fairs.

It’s an ideal opportunity to meet and talk to companies about recruitment plans, with many employers conducting interviews on the day.

Jobcentre recruitment managers Janine Richardson and Bron Dixon said: “With over 40 employers we expect there to be hundreds of jobs on offer. Much of what we do is about working in partnership with the employer community. Without the continued funding and support from Aspire-igen, we wouldn’t be able to provide this unique opportunity for employers to showcase their jobs and meet so many great potential candidates”.

The partnership is vital to the job fair, said Aspire-igen’s employment and skills manager Jane Elsworth-Barker, who described the event as “a highlight of the year.

“It is great to be able to support the Scarborough community in such a positive and dynamic way. Bringing both employers and potential employees together in such a positive and enthusiastic setting is what we are all about”.

Last year’s event proved a huge success for exhibitors and visitors, with many stories of personal triumph emerging from it.

This year’s promises to be even bigger and better, featuring companies from a broad range of sectors. They include Scarborough NHS Trust, B&Q, Coventry University, Cooplands, Pindar Graphics, Sirius Minerals, Sainsbury, Britannia Hotels, Scarborough Council, Haven Holiday Parks, Papas Fish & Chips, Flamingoland, David Woods Bakery, Gladstone Care, Active Security and Castle Employment Agency.

For further information, visit the event’s Facebook and Twitter pages (@JCPinHumber) or ring Jen Golder on 373009.