28 February 2012

The second Job Club Xtra will take place this Friday (2nd March) at Northamptonshire County Council’s Central Library.

Job Club Xtra is designed for job seekers to meet with local companies to discuss job vacancies.

It’s part of the county council’s work to help support local people back to work during these difficult economic times, by delivering job support and training in libraries in partnership with Options 2 Training, Recruitment and Guidance.

The free job fair was first held at the end of January and saw almost 500 people attend. Due to its popularity, it will now be held at the library on a monthly basis.

Organisations such as Nationwide, The Mears Group and Job Centre Plus will be at this month’s event. Job seekers can also get advice on becoming self employed, writing a CV, along with access to I.T training courses and peer support on how to cope with unemployment.

Also during the day, 18 to 24 year olds can sign up to the Young Philanthropy Programme course. This is an accredited achievement providing education, training and the opportunity to work alongside inspirational mentors.

Councillor Heather Smith, cabinet member for customers services said: “As the first Job Club Xtra was such a success, we have decided to hold the event every month for the rest of this year.

“Libraries have a vital role in supporting people during these difficult financial times. Job Club Xtra is a chance for real employers to meet potential new employees and for people in the county to learn about any opportunities that might be available to them."

The job fair will take place on Friday 2nd March at the Central Library, Abington Street, Northampton from 10am to 2pm.

For more information email skennedy@northamptonshire.gov.uk