Creative industries emphasis at major Derry jobs fair

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A major jobs fair will be held in Derry next month.

Organised by the North’s Department for Employment and Learning in conjunction with Derry City Council, CultureTECH and EURES, the fair will have a specific emphasis on the creative industries.

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry says the fair will bring “employers, support organisations and jobseekers together under one roof.”

“Clearly this event demonstrates that, despite the current economic climate, employers are still looking to recruit both seasonal and permanent staff and there are employment opportunities for jobseekers.

“The Job Fair has something for everyone and I would encourage anyone, whether in work, unemployed or simply assessing education and training options, to explore the services which will be available on the day.”

Taking place on September 11 at the Millennium Forum, it is hoped the event will be the most successful yet, with the unique link up with the CultureTECH Festival.

Industry professionals from the digital media and technology sectors will be hosting information sessions between 1pm and 2pm during the event.

The Minister say there will also be advice and guidance on training and re-skilling.

“A range of support organisations, for example my Department’s Careers Service and Employment Service, will also be present to provide individuals with information, advice and guidance on a range of training and employment schemes that can assist individuals progress towards work and better employment prospects, equipping them with the skills to compete in the labour market and meet the needs of employers both now and in the future,” Minister Farry says.

For further information about the Jobs Fair contact Karen Doyle on 028 7127 6930 or Bridgeen O’Hagan on 028 7127 6949 or visit www.jobcentreonline.com.

Further information is also available on http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/job-fair-and-advice-forum