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Local Residents Find Success at Employment Fair

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Jobseekers from all over Warrington turned out in force at a job fair last week to meet with a wide variety of employers with live jobs. The event, held at Bewsey Community Park Centre, was organised by Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT) in partnership with Warrington Borough Council (WBC).

The job fair was the latest event to be delivered as part as the delivering well being in Bewsey & Dallam Project. The project is bringing together local organisations working in Bewsey and Dallam to engage residents, integrate services, pool resources and ensure investment delivers better outcomes for the community. 

The fair was a chance for organisations including D Morgan, Amey, Castle Rock Recruitment, Rotary and Travis Perkins to bring jobs and future opportunities direct to local residents. GGHT’s Employment Initiatives Team, in partnership with Helena Partnerships and St Helens Chamber of Commerce, were also recruiting local residents onto a pre-employment training course linked to the opening of the new Aldi store on Winwick Road in Warrington. The course will prepare those attending to apply for positions at the new store.

It was a busy day for everyone involved with 189 people attending the fair, which had over 80 live jobs available in numerous areas including care, retail, construction, apprenticeships and logistics.

Residents attending the fair were also able to take advantage of the free computers provided by B.I.T.S (Bewsey IT suite) to look for jobs online and improve their CV’s and cover letters. The suite is available five days a week and was established earlier this year by WBC and GGHT to support the overall aims of the delivering wellbeing in Bewsey and Dallam project.

Louis Parry, who has been unemployed since December last year said: “The event was a really good opportunity for people like me who are looking to get back into work. It was a really good chance for me to network with employers and hopefully the contacts I have made will help me find employment.”

GGHT Chair Roy Smith, said: “It was fantastic to see so many residents from the local community take advantage of this opportunity to receive information, advice and guidance on job opportunities that will help make a positive change in their lives.”

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