Jobs fair held at White Rose Shopping Centre secures employment for 266 people

Leeds, Leeds Star

A jobs fair held at a popular Leeds shopping centre has proved to be an outstanding success.

Following the event, which was held at The Point, White Rose Shopping Centre, 266 attendees on the day subsequently went on to secure full and part positions which were on offer. Employers present at the jobs fair included; Marks and Spencer; Royal Mail; Debenhams; Nando’s; Primark; McDonalds; Frankie & Benny’s and Argos.

The jobs fair, which was organised by Leeds City Council and supported by the Department for Work & Pensions, White Rose Shopping Centre, Land Securities and Leeds City College also received top marks from members of the public. A substantial 86% of visitors rated the event as successful, whilst businesses who also attended said they would recommend The Point to any business wishing to recruit.

With hundreds of jobs set to be available as part of the new extension to White Rose Centre, people can now find out about the latest vacancies and also get help with updating their CV, completing job applications and brushing up on interview skills at The Point. The Point also delivers short courses in retail and customer service skills to help people develop their skills and knowledge.

Based within White Rose Shopping Centre, The Point is a unique facility that provides recruiting businesses with the chance to promote vacancies and connect with local people. Space is also available to hold recruitment interviews or events.

To find out more about The Point, please ring: 0113 2776124 or email: thepoint@leeds.gov.uk -The point is open Monday to Friday and located at the top of the escalator by the Customer Service Centre, near car park six.

Anyone wishing to also update their C.V can do so at jobshops across the city. To find out where your nearest jobshop is, search jobshops at: www.leeds.gov.uk

Councillor Mohammed Rafique, Leeds City Council’s executive member for employment, skills and opportunity said:

“We are really delighted by the results of the jobs fair held at The Point in White Rose Shopping Centre, which saw 266 people present on the day subsequently secure both full time and part time jobs.

“We are always looking at new and innovative ways to make sure that people have the opportunity to access job employment activities that are available in the city. As part of our programme of activities this includes holding a range of job fairs, which again featuring a major event at the first direct arena this year, have always proved to be extremely popular and well received by both the public and employers.

“The Point which is based at White Rose Shopping Centre is a brilliant resource not just for people looking for jobs but also employers. A range of support is available and already they are displaying some of the vacancies available through the new proposed extension at White Rose Shopping Centre which is fantastic and certainly worth a look.

“As always I would like to offer a big thank you to all our partners and employers, who play such an important role in ensuring that events like these are a real success.”