The first North Birmingham Economic Recovery online Jobs and Skills Fair was a great success with almost 100 people taking part in the event.

Showcasing opportunities from employers like HS2, Commonwealth Games, IM Properties and South & City College Birmingham, 96 local residents tuned in to see presentations from these organisations.

The Fair was delivered in two sessions. The first showcased employment opportunities while the second allowed participants to chat directly to the featured organisations as well as employment coaches. A total of 36 people took part in session two.

Here’s just some of the comments received from attendees.

“After attending the job and skills fair and hearing about all the opportunities, I was really excited to register with WLCA and receive support from an Employment Coach … “receiving support with job applications has been a life saver.”

“The job fair provided me with lots of useful information and the service I have received from the employment coach has really been great.”

“For someone like me who is looking at self-employment opportunities I found the session about the Peddimore project very interesting, especially the potential for wider business opportunities I think there will be..”

Afzal Hussain, Chief Officer at Witton Lodge Community Association, which facilitates the North Birmingham Economic Recovery Task Force, said: “ This unique partnership is creating jobs, procurement and skills opportunities and connecting these to local communities and businesses in North Birmingham.”

The North Birmingham Economic Recovery web portal is an online gateway that has been created to provide access to all the opportunities in one place.

“The portal has been designed to give residents direct access to Task Force partners’ employment, business and training opportunities,” added Afzal.

A video of the Jobs Fair is available to watch here

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