Bognor residents came out in the hundreds to attend the most recent job fair events held by the West Sussex County Council (WSCC).
WSCC’s Children and Family Centres played host to more than 200 hundred people seeking the advice of experienced employers.
These fairs allow people to meet training centres, as well as talk to employers face-to-face in order to gain valuable career advice.
In a collaboration between Bognor and Littlehampton Job Centre Plus, these events help people who find it hard to find work due to interview skills, training and childcare options.
Chief executive for Safe in Sussex, Sharon Howard, said: “The jobs fair was a great opportunity for us to talk about our services and for potential volunteers to come forward. It was an added bonus finding a new member of staff too.”
Littlehampton will be the next place to hold an Arun Skills and Jobs Fair on February 22nd and county council cabinet member for children and young people, Stephen Hillier, hopes to do more.
He explained: “I am pleased to say that the feedback from previous events has been so positive that we are hoping to hold four skills and jobs fairs in 2018 starting with the one in Littlehampton.
“There will be experts on hand to help with a range of worries including confidence building and finance support. I would encourage anyone who is worried about work to not be afraid and come along.”
There will be several Arun Skills and Jobs Fairs in 2018 in both Bognor and Littlehampton, with the former hosting a special event specifically targeting young people on April 24th.
Other events will be spread throughout the year with Littlehampton hosting some in September and Bognor holding events in November.