The first ever North East Fife Jobs Fair has been declared a “roaring success” after hundreds of job seekers attended the event and almost 100 local vacancies were filled.
More than 30 local employers were eager to recruit new employees for local jobs and offer advice to job seekers at the fair at Scotland’s Rural College’s (SRUC) Elmwood campus, organised in partnership with Scottish Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for NE Fife Huw Bell.
Many businesses were actively recruiting open job vacancies in the area and they described the event as a fantastic opportunity to meet job seekers and to try and match them to their positions.
Local employers ranged from high quality hotels, photography companies and restaurants, through to the Armed Forces, Police Scotland and Quaker Oats. Prince’s Trust, Skills Development Scotland, Fife Food Network and Fife Council were on hand to provide further advice and support.
Mr Bell said: “I am really pleased that some great local employers have shown such interest in taking the opportunity to showcase what they do and where local people can fit in to their teams.
“I was very pleased to see these great local enterprises committing to hiring locals. I would also like to thank all those who came along - I was delighted to meet people who were trying hard to get into work or make their next career move.”