Why I am organising the Halesowen and Rowley Regis Jobs Fair
9th July 2012
The Halesowen and Rowley Regis Jobs Fair promises to be one of the largest of its kind in the area, with dozens of local job vacancies available for local job-seekers. The Jobs Fair will be taking place on 25th July at St Michael’s CE High School on the Rowley Learning Campus in Rowley Regis.
I decided to organise this event because - although unemployment in Halesowen and Rowley Regis has been falling for the last few months - there are still far too many people who are unable to find a job. At the same time, hundreds of vacancies in the area remain unfilled.
The Halesowen and Rowley Regis Jobs Fair is about bringing those employers who do have jobs together with local people who are looking for work.
After years of over-reliance on the financial services sector, it is vital that we rebalance the economy.
We’re working to get employers from all parts of the economy to come forward with their vacancies so that we have jobs available in the public sector and the private sector; from advanced manufacturing to office-based jobs and positions in health and care.
The Jobs Fair will also offer a range of workshops, with expert advice on the skills that you need to find work, including interview techniques, CV-writing and advice from an employer’s perspective on what makes an applicant employable.
There will also be an opportunity to find out more about other career paths, with “taster” sessions on a number of sectors including manufacturing and construction, customer services, hospitality and business administration.
These sessions will provide an introduction to what opportunities are available in those sectors and what steps people should take if they are looking at switching to a new career.
The strong involvement of Sandwell College and Halesowen College means that there will plenty of help available for people who are looking at training to improve their skills, or retraining for a different career path.
Both colleges are leading providers of apprenticeship courses and adult vocational training and there will be opportunities to sign-up for training courses on the day.
Businesses who have vacancies to advertise at the Jobs Fair should call me on 0121 550 6777 to reserve a free stand or to display their advert.