Job-seekers get some expert help

PROFESSIONAL and executive job-seekers will be able to access expert advice on opportunities or additional training at a special event being held in Northumberland on Tuesday.

Jobcentre Plus has organised the fair at Longhirst Hall, near Morpeth, which will bring together speakers from recruitment agencies, training providers and self employment organisations.

It will allow those recently made redundant or leaving further education to find out about current opportunities or additional training that can help them find employment.

Debbie Draper, Morpeth Jobcentre manager, said: “We have seen a rise in managers and executives coming onto our books, many as a result of redundancy.

“This event is a great way to provide a range of information and support to help them get back into work quickly. It is tailored for those looking for professional roles and is free to attend, so I hope it attracts a lot of interest.”

The doors will open at 9.30am, with presentations from the organisations attending from 10am before visitors will be able to wander around a ‘marketplace’ to talk to the organisations individually before it closes at 12.30pm.

Anyone wanting further information should contact Steve McCall on 01670 395288

Meanwhile, a second community jobs and advice fair for those affected by the impending closure of Alcan’s Lynemouth smelter is being held on March 29.

The event, which is specifically tailored for those facing redundancy in the supply chain for Rio Tinto Alcan and those living in local communities, taks place at the Lynemouth Resource Centre.

Visitors will be able to meet recruitment agencies, receive self-employment and franchising advice and learn about help they can receive on financial planning and housing costs. Both days will start at 1pm.

Organisations attending include Jobcentre Plus, Citizens Advice Bureau, LMR Recruitment, Santander, Northumberland Employability & Work Service and Northumberland Business Services Limited.