Businesses urged to sign up for next North Lincs Jobs Expo

11:47, Wednesday, 10th January 2024

Local businesses are being urged to grab the opportunity to invest in a motivated and skilled workforce by signing up to the next North Lincolnshire Jobs Expo.

Taking place on Wednesday 7 February at the Baths Hall, Scunthorpe, the Jobs Expo attracts hundreds of jobseekers and upskillers looking to improve their prospects and develop their careers.

Employers who have attended previous Expos report positive results from engaging directly with potential new employees.

Comments from businesses who attended previous Jobs Expos include:

• “We found the Expo extremely useful in terms of networking and recruitment. I spoke to around 40 candidates with five of them being booked for interviews the next day.”

• “It was an absolutely fantastic day at North Lincolnshire Jobs Expo. Over 30 new candidates signed up ready to start work over the next couple of weeks at various sites.”

An exit poll of jobseekers at a previous Jobs Expo found that of the more than 700 people who attended the event, the majority said it had been worthwhile them attending, with 64 per cent saying they would definitely be applying for vacancies and another 14 per cent said they were considering doing so.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The kind of North Lincolnshire we want to build relies on high-quality sustainable jobs and a well-trained, motivated workforce. The Jobs Expo helps us go a long way towards achieving this.

“Supporting businesses to get the people and skills they need will help build back our economy better, improving the outcomes for every family in North Lincolnshire.”

Exhibitors will get access to the Baths Hall from 11am and free parking is available in nearby Dene Avenue. A table and power is supplied as well as free tea and coffee.

Register your interest in exhibiting on this short form by 29 January 2024. For queries please contact events@northlincs.gov.uk