10/17/2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

The people of Llanelli are being encouraged to join Working Wales’ latest careers and jobs fair.

The free digital careers and jobs fair, called Your Career, Your Future, will run from 10am to 12pm on Thursday 21 October where people in Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire will be able to listen to live presentations about the main job growth sectors in their area, jobs in demand, live vacancies, future developments and have the opportunities to speak with local and national employers.

The event is brought by Working Wales (delivered by Careers Wales), the Department for Work and Pensions, the South West Regional Skills Partnership and other organisations and employers.

The session will explore:

Jobs
Apprenticeships
Education and training
Employment support
Volunteering
Other support services
There will be a focus on certain sectors, including hospitality and tourism, transport and logistics, food and farming, construction, health and social care and more.

Wendy Williams, operational development manager in Llanelli, said: “This will be the third time that we’re running a digital careers and jobs fair, which is a vital service for job seekers in Carmarthenshire. Furlough was still available during our last series of events and now that the Job Retention Scheme has ended, even more people could be at risk of redundancy and we know job security remains a high priority for the people of Llanelli.

“Not only is this event an opportunity to see what options are out there at the moment, but also understand the potential opportunities on the horizon and be informed of alternatives that may otherwise have not been considered.

Speaking on behalf of the Regional Learning and Skills Partnership for South West Wales, manager Jane Lewis, said: “The pandemic has created a difficult landscape for both jobseekers and employers looking to recruit.

“The region is lucky to be home to a wide range of businesses operating across many different industries offering opportunities for all, therefore we would urge all individuals looking to pursue a different career path or those looking for employment to attend.”

Careers Wales centres are now back open for pre-booked face-to-face appointments and some centres are also offering drop-in sessions where appointments are not necessary. All centres operate safely and in compliance with COVID regulations, including social distancing, requirement of facemasks and regular sanitising stations.

Call 0800 028 4844 to book or visit Working Wales’ contact page for more ways to get in touch. A full list of centres can be found here.

 

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