Support for Barnsley residents looking to get back into work

Throughout September Barnsley Council will be hosting a series of jobs fairs available to residents to support their journey into work. 

On Friday 20 September there will be an employment support event at the Library @ the Lightbox.

The event will run from 10 am to 4 pm and bring together the boroughs employment support services to show the different range of help and advice available to residents who are currently not in work.

Over 17,000 people are looking for work in Barnsley, each one with a unique blend of abilities and needs. 

The event will feature the different range of support available to help residents of any age, including advice on:

  • wanting to get back to work after a long break
  • free skills training
  • health issues including mental health
  • CVs and application forms
  • tips with interviews

On Monday 30 September there will be a  Barnsley Council job fair held at the Town Hall. 

Taking place at 10.30am to 3.30pm, there will be a range of advisors, services and recruiters on hand to showcase opportunities available at present in Barnsley, and  how people can enhance their employability.

Barnsley’s employers are also welcome to visit the events and find out information on the support available to them. This includes support for recruitment, pre-recruitment training and ongoing support.

Cllr Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: “As Autumn begins and the holidays end, thoughts turn to work; for employers, it’s time to start recruiting again and for residents who are not working, this is a perfect time to look at getting back into work.

“The event in the brand new library will allow residents to find out what help and advice is available in Barnsley to help them look for work, complete job applications and learn new skills.” 

Councillor Gardiner, cabinet spokesperson for corporate services, said: “I would encourage any residents looking for opportunities at present in Barnsley to head to the town hall event on Monday 30 September to speak to employers and find out what’s available.”

This news is linked to Town Spirit, our new way of working better together. We believe that if everyone in Barnsley does just one thing, we can make our borough a more welcoming place to live, work, invest and visit.

We’ll do everything we can to help people and their family to achieve their potential by raising aspirations and creating a healthier, safer and better-educated population.

#OwnIt and help us to raise aspirations, confidence and develop enterprising behaviour by:

  • Preparing your children for starting school
  • Helping your children to get to school on time every day
  • Supporting your children to learn out of school
  • Helping young people in your family to stay in education and training
  • Committing to keep learning and develop your career

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