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Just the job: Careers advice, a chance to try out trades and real jobs on offer at council run events
Tuesday 29th January, 2013

Jobseekers will be able to get top tips on finding work, try out skilled trades and meet local employers looking for new staff at two events to be hosted by Wigan Council.

People looking for work will be able to get free, expert advice on writing their CVs and how to handle interviews at the careers and skills fairs to be held in Leigh and Wigan. They’ll also be able to try their hand at hairdressing, bricklaying and other skilled professions. And a host of local companies looking to recruit new staff will be present and on the hunt for fresh talent.

Unemployment is in decline in Wigan Borough but council bosses want to do all they can to help those struggling to find work. They’ve teamed up with Wigan and Leigh College and many local employers to host two events aimed at offering practical advice and employment opportunities.

Cllr David Molyneux, deputy leader of Wigan Council, says: “The employment situation in Wigan Borough is getting better but there are still a lot of people who need help finding work. These two events are designed to offer advice and the opportunity to talk to companies looking to take people on.

“I’m really pleased people will also be able to try out professions they could potentially pursue. We’ve worked with a number of training providers to offer demonstrations in bricklaying, hairdressing and other trades. Jobseekers will be able to give them a go at the events.”

The two events will be held at Leigh Sports Village on Friday 8th of February and at the DW Stadium in Wigan on Friday 15th of March. There is no entrance fee and more details can be found at www.facebook.com/wiganandleighcareers

Stephenson’s Solicitors and the Wigan Youth Zone are among the employers looking to recruit staff who will be attending the events. There will also be opportunities to meet representatives from Wigan Council who are looking to extend their apprenticeship programme. Jobseekers will also be able to sign-up for courses in maths, English and IT.

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