Fair to mark milestone for town job club

Banbury Town Hall
Banbury Town Hall

Jobseekers hunting for the perfect position or a new career challenge are being invited to attend a job fair to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Banbury Job Club.

More than 20 employers, training organisations and career advisors will be at Banbury Town Hall advertising current vacancies and offering practical support tomorrow (Friday).

The event has been organised by Cherwell District Council in partnership with Banbury MP Sir Tony Baldry and will coincide with the fifth anniversary of the launch of Banbury Job Club at the beginning of 2009.

Councillor Norman Bolster, lead member for economy and estates, said: “Since we launched the Banbury Job Club we have helped 3,300 people from the town on the path to employment by bringing together jobseekers and employers, assisting in writing the perfect CV and offering helpful interview techniques.

“The success of the Banbury Job Club has led to the creation of additional job clubs in the district and was the inspiration for the national Job Club Network, as backed by central government. Given the success the scheme has had, we felt the best way to commemorate its fifth anniversary was to host a job fair to help even more people find their dream role.”

The job fair takes place at Banbury Town Hall from 10.30am-3pm tomorrow. It will feature numerous businesses offering a range of career opportunities in fields such as care work, legal work and working with disabled children.

Banbury Job Club meets on alternate Fridays from 11am-1pm at the town hall. A second job club, entitled the Career and Opportunity Gateway, takes place at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm-9.30pm and is specifically aimed at supporting managers and professionals.

For more information on any of Cherwell’s job clubs or the Banbury Job Fair visit www.cherwell.gov.uk/jobclubs or call 01295 221863.