More than 80 well-known employers commit to ‘first of its kind’ jobs fair this April

NorthWestWorks4U, the virtual jobs fair taking place this April, has announced that more than 80 big-name employers have signed up to advertise roles for jobseekers across the region.

Brands including Network Rail, the MOD, Engie, Kier, Greggs, North West Ambulance Service, two NHS trusts, Eddie Stobart, TalkTalk, McCann Health, the RAF and Booking.com have already signed up for NorthWestWorks4U.

There will be more than 8,000 growth-sector vacancies to fill at the fair, which is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK. There will also be support and employability content, with practical advice about jobs for an expected audience of 20,000 local job seekers in the North West.

Jobseekers interested in the event are encouraged to sign up promptly to secure their place for the online expo, running from 6-8 April. It will be hosted on the Jobs Live platform, which allows candidates to speak to prospective employers while live jobs are being broadcast.

NorthWestWorks4U is being co-organised and supported by both the public and private sectors, with leading regional employers TalkTalk and McCann Health working in partnership with JobCentrePlus.

Peter Jamieson, North West Director for DWP, said, “We’re delighted to bring this huge opportunity to the North West, the first of its kind and a new way of working for us. Ensuring that good quality job opportunities are still available in abundance – despite the pandemic – is vital to continue the growth of this region.

“That’s why we’re grateful to all partners involved in NorthWestWorks4U, as well as our 80-strong pledge list, for their commitment to make this ground-breaking event a success.”

Those interested can sign up at www.northwestworks4u.com.

NorthWestWorks4U is a partnership between DWP, Jobcentre Plus North West, North West Local Enterprise Partnerships and the region’s major private sector employers. It is being co-organised and supported by TalkTalk and McCann Health.

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