WORKING Denbighshire will be hosting its first job fair of this year later this month.

The event at the 1891 Restaurant & Bar inside the Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl on the January 24, will be held between 10am and 4pm.

The doors will be open for individuals seeking employment information, no matter what their current work experience level or status is.

The fair will host both local and national employers, allowing attendees to meet face-to-face with a wide range of companies and discuss career opportunities. The friendly wellbeing team will also be in attendance, to help anyone struggling with their confidence to communicate with employers.

This event follows the successful previous fair which was held in the Autumn and saw an attendance of more than 200 people.

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Over 45 businesses will be attending this January fair, with nationally recognized names such as Thorncliffe Building Supplies, North Wales Police, Clwyd Alyn and HB Leisure set to be in attendance.

Denbighshire County Council’s Working Denbighshire service aims to coordinate support that helps people into work by removing barriers. Working with local businesses and organisations, the Working Denbighshire programme is committed to supporting people who live in Denbighshire to get into the world of work and/or further their skills with free training.

Melanie Evans, Principal Manager, Strategic Employment, said:

“Working Denbighshire has run multiple jobs fairs across the county, which have proven to help residents get work, training, and placement opportunities.

The purpose of the event is to match up employers to residents looking for sector specific roles, and then continue that support after the event is finished.

We want to help residents get the Job they want without a 'one size fits all' approach.”

Councillor Jason McLellan, Leader of the Council and Lead Member for Economic Growth & Tackling Deprivation said:

“This upcoming job fair is a great way for Denbighshire residents who are looking for employment to know their options, and meet employers face to face.

There is a great line up of businesses and employers lined up for this first fair of the year, ready to talk and show what they can offer. I would encourage anyone who is looking for employment opportunities to come on down to this free event.”

Working Denbighshire is part funded through the Welsh Government Communities for Work Plus Programme which supports those most disadvantaged in the labour market to overcome the barriers preventing them from gaining employment.

Working Denbighshire has received £3,529,632 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.