Horsham District jobs fair to return virtually in 2021

The organisers of Horsham District Jobs and Skills Fairs have revealed the event will return virtually for 2021.

Following the success of previous year’s Horsham District Jobs and Skills Fairs, the fair will return this year in digital format on 28 April 2021, with the opportunity for hiring employers to showcase their vacancies and job hunters to explore hundreds of jobs, apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities, Horsham District Council said.

A spokeswoman added: “If you are an employer expecting to be hiring in the coming months then contact Horsham District Council now to let them know you are interested in taking part in this virtual event.

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“The virtual Horsham District Jobs and Skills Fair will build on the success of five previous physical events, which have helped hundreds of local companies connect with local people looking to find jobs and grow their skills in our ever-changing jobs market.”

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Registration for employers to the event is completely free, the council said. This first event will be a pilot for what is set to become a series of online events and resources to meet the needs of businesses and job seekers over the next year.The virtual fair will be an avenue for businesses to promote a huge range of opportunities including, full-time, part-time or temporary work, apprenticeships, traineeships, graduate placements, Kickstart or volunteering roles.

It is also a chance to share company and sector career advice to better prepare local people for employment.

The spokeswoman said: “Each exhibiting business will have a dedicated page on a specially built web site, which will act like a stand at a physical event. Job seekers will be able to visit a business’s page to find out more about the organisation, what it’s like to work there, links to current vacancies and ways to contact them about opportunities available.”

Horsham District Council cabinet member for the local economy, finance and parking councillor Paul Clarke said: “Supporting local employers, particularly throughout these difficult economic times, is key to us as a council and fundamental to bolstering our local economy post pandemic.

“Finding the right candidates for local workforces and facilitating appropriate training opportunities for local people is vital to economic development work.

“I encourage as many recruiting employers and training providers as possible to contact us to register their participation at our Jobs and Skills Fair this year – its popularity has grown massively over time, placing hundreds of local people into local jobs, and I am sure this first virtual fair will be a great success.”

For more information contact Leigh Chambers on 01403 215264 or [email protected]