MP, DWP and Inspira join forces for Furness jobs fair

08th September 2022

With the Christmas period approaching, and many school and college leavers looking to begin their career paths, Furness based MP Simon Fell is working together with both the DWP and Inspira to put on a careers and skills fair this September.

The fair will take place on Friday 23 September 2022 at Furness College Sports Hall, Channelside, Barrow in Furness.

Mr Fell is calling on Furness based businesses to come forward and attend the fair, to engage direct with active job seekers.

The format of the event is split into two, with job seekers from the DWP invited to attend between 1 pm and 3 pm, and school and college students invited from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Commenting, Simon said:

“I hope local businesses will take up the opportunity to have a presence at the fair and be able to chat direct with active job seekers, by having a stall at the fair.

“Given the time of year, it is anticipated that interest in the event will be high, and we are looking forward to a great fair.

“My thanks to the local DWP and Inspira teams for working together with us to put this event on.”

To maximise attendance work coaches from the local jobcentre are actively encouraging jobseekers to attend. They are also working with Inspira, so all year ten to thirteen students in the area are invited to attend the later session.

Commenting, Julia Winder, Inspira Area Operations Manager (South Lakes and Barrow) said:

“The event is a fantastic opportunity to showcase local recruitment opportunities for adults looking to get into work. Our National Careers Advisors will be available at the event to support clients with free careers advice.”

The event is free to attend for all job seekers and students. There is no charge for companies to have a stall, but partnerships are welcome to help cover the costs such as catering and light refreshments.

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