West Yorkshire Virtual Careers Fair

To aid the North East’s economic recovery, the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) and Reed in Partnership have joined forces to host the West Yorkshire Virtual Careers Fair.

West Yorkshire employers are invited to display for free at this online event, which will be attended by local job-ready candidates seeking new opportunities.

Powered by The UK Careers Fair, the event – which will be hosted remotely at 10am on Wednesday 27 January – is expected to present some of West Yorkshire’s top employers, who will be speaking directly to local jobseekers about their current and future vacancies.

Free to exhibiting employers, companies will be given their very own virtual stand and can speak to candidates directly via instant message and video conferencing. Dedicated Employment Advisers will be on hand to assist both employers and jobseekers throughout the day.

This is just one of the ways the Work and Health Programme – Job Entry Targeted Support (WHP JETS) extension is supporting people in the North East who have found themselves recently out of work. The service – a response to the Covid 19 pandemic and its economic impact, recently launched the Ready for Everything campaign, aimed at encouraging local employers to hire local people who are looking for immediate opportunities with the support of WHP JETS. With this support, candidates are ready for action, ready to go, and ready for a new opportunity.

Nick Morgan, Regional Director for the JETS Service North East, comments:

“It’s an excellent opportunity for employers to showcase their brand and attract new talent. Unfortunately, this pandemic has given rise to an economic fallout like no other, where talented individuals have found themselves out of work, and for many it’s the first time in decades.

“Since the WHP JETS service launched in October last year, we have had 13,000 people start on the service, and almost 1,700 job starts, and we’re delighted to be helping so many people back into work during this unprecedented time.”

WHP JETS in the North East is commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions and part-funded by the European Social Fund.