Promote your vacancies at Wakefield Districts Jobs Fairs In Sept and Oct!!

01 September 2016

Christmas Jobs Fairs return for 2nd year – book your place!

Wakefield’s Christmas Jobs Fairs are making a return this year – with hundreds of jobs being advertised at businesses across the district.

This year’s Jobs Fairs will be held at:

·         The Ridings Shopping Centre - Friday 2 September

·         Trinity Walk - Monday 19 September

Both Jobs Fairs will run from 10am to 5pm.

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Free for businesses to provide their vacancies or attend on the day – Get in touch now on 07917 751175

Along with providing the opportunity for jobseekers to apply for roles over the festive period, the Jobs Fairs will also include advice on interview skills and support from Jobcentre Plus business advisors who can explain how a new job or taking on additional hours would affect an individual’s entitlement to benefits.

This year’s Jobs Fairs are being organised by Flair4Retail job site, which allows people to apply for jobs and upload their CVs to a dedicated jobmatch service.

Councillor Denise Jeffrey, Wakefield Council’s Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth and Skills, said: “Last year’s Jobs Fairs were a real success, and we’re hoping that this year’s events will help to place even more local people in more retail jobs in time for Christmas.

“Everyone who attends will also be offered support to register for the Flair4Retail website, which will give them the opportunity to find other jobs across the city including longer-term employment.”

Eileen Holroyd, The Ridings Shopping Centre Manager, said: “Following the success of last year’s Jobs Fair and the feedback we got from our stores, we’re looking forward to hosting a fair which will make the Christmas recruitment process really easy for both stores and employees.”

Cormac Hamilton, Trinity Walk's Centre Manager, said: "We've all been working together on boosting employment across the whole city for the last year to reach more people. There are jobs out there, but telling people about them is one of the key challenges and together with Flair 4 Retail, we are seeing some solid results.

“This is another step towards helping more people across Wakefield into work and up the career ladder."

Ian Hunter, District Manager for Jobcentre plus West Yorkshire said "Last year was a huge success & as a result those attending received invaluable support direct from businesses and Jobcentre staff, we are looking forward to being involved again this year and helping more local people to fill local jobs".

Flair4Retail is a partnership between Wakefield Council, Jobcentre Plus, Trinity Walk, The Ridings Shopping Centre and the Wakefield City Centre Partnership.

In Flair4Retail’s first four months, more than 40 jobs were advertised and over 400 people registered their CVs in the talent pool. Both figures are expected to significantly increase over the coming months, as the festive season approaches and more retailers and jobseekers hear about the website.

For more information about Flair4Retail, visit