We've joined forces with Dales Housing to organise a jobs fair at Matlock Town Hall on 18 May to help local people find work.
A variety of local employers, including some new to the town, will be attending the event, which takes place on Wednesday 18 May from 11am to 2pm at the District Council's HQ - the Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock.
Premier Inn, Sainsburys, Burleys, Ideal Cleaning, Derbyshire County Council and New Bath Hotel have already confirmed that they will be attending, to try to recruit to lots of current vacancies.
Local training provider Access Training, Jobcentre Plus and Derbyshire Community Bank will also be at the fair, providing information on apprenticeship, training and volunteering opportunities, searching and applying for jobs and personal finance.
Jobseekers will get the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the employers, to find out more about the jobs on offer. and are advised to bring along a CV, as they may be able to apply for some vacancies on the day.
Said District Council Leader Councillor Lewis Rose OBE:
“A jobs fair in Matlock will provide a good opportunity for local people to meet prospective employers and see what vacancies are currently available in the town. Business growth and job creation is the District Council’s top priority, so I am proud that we are hosting this event at the Town Hall.”
Chris Foster, Acclaim Housing Group’s Interim Director of Housing and Neighbourhoods, said:
"The event will raise awareness of the jobs available in the area and put employers in touch with local talent to enable them to fill their vacancies. It will also provide jobseekers with the opportunity to get the advice and support they need to help them get the job they want.”
Any other local employers who are interested in attending the event to promote their current vacancies should get in touch with Dales Housing on 01629 593 200 or Derbyshire Dales District Council on 01629 761 103.