ABZWorks Jobs Fair challenges poverty


HUNDREDS of job opportunities will be offered at ABZWorks latest jobs fair next month.

The event, delivered in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions, will see employers gather at Aberdeen’s Town House during Challenge Poverty Week to help Aberdeen jobseekers secure work. 

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There is a broad range of opportunities available, including seasonal and permanent posts across a range of sectors including health and social care, retail, childcare, security, construction, and hospitality.

Exhibiting employers include Aberdeen City Council, Ibis Aberdeen, Card Factory, First Bus, Stagecoach, Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership, Securitas, Skyform, Scottish Prison Service, and 1 Call Property Maintenance.

Every employer attending has live vacancies to offer and will be available to speak to people about the opportunities in their organisation and how to apply.

Business Gateway will be on hand to promote business start-up opportunities, including seed-funding for people eligible for ABZWorks support, while the Scottish Childminding Association will be available to advise people interested in becoming childminders.

Aberdeen City Council co-leader Christian Allard said: “The ABZWorks jobs fairs regularly attract high calibre employers presenting real opportunities to the people of Aberdeen. It is particularly important during Challenge Poverty Week to recognise that good qualityemployment is a key route out of poverty and that we promote the support available to city residents to access training, education, and employment.

“Payment of at least the Real Living Wage is essential to reduce in-work poverty and the Real Living Wage will be promoted not only to jobseekers attending the jobs fair, but also to employers.”

Liam Connell, employer and partnership manager at the Department for Work and Pensions, said: “Unlocking the skills and abilities of jobseekers, improves their employment prospects, and helps achieve the Government’s priority to grow the economy. Key to this is the individual specialist support from our team of work coaches, who ensure that everyone gets the help they need, whether they are leaving education, are 50 Plus, or have a health condition. 

“This crucial support enables jobseekers to develop their full potential. Working collaboratively on events in the past has shown a real positive flow to removing barriers and supporting jobseekers back in to work, long may this partnership with Aberdeen City Council continue.”

The ABZWorks Jobs Fair takes place on Wednesday 4 October in the Town House’s Town and County Hall. It will open at 10am with a quiet session for people with additional support needs, before fully opening at 11am and running until 3pm. Attendees are advised to bring copies of their CVs.

ABZWorks employability keyworkers will be on hand to provide support to city residents who need it.

Entry to the ABZWorks Jobs Fair is via the Castle Street entrance to the Town House.

To book your place visit:ABZWorks Jobs Fair Tickets, Wed 4 Oct 2023 at 10:00 | Eventbrite or call ABZWorks on 01224 346100.

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