Council supports South Holland's economic recovery with Virtual Jobs Fair

Posted on 13 August 2020

South Holland District Council is working with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to support the District's economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19 by holding a 'virtual' Jobs Fair on Friday 21 August. South Holland Virtual Jobs Fair

Following cancellation of the South Holland Jobs Fair in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will take place Council's Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages on Friday 21 August from 11am till 2pm where job vacancies and current opportunities will be posted using the common hashtag #OpportunitySH.

Councillor Tracey Carter, South Holland District Council's Portfolio Holder for Governance and Customer said: "It's great to see the Council and DWP working together to create this great new innovative way of helping share South Holland's opportunities with our residents.

"As a Council, we're constantly looking for ways to improve, adapt and change and this Virtual Jobs Fair is another example of that. Our economic development team and communications team are hard at work behind the scenes getting everything ready for Friday 21 August - I invite everyone to log on and take a look, like and share with your friends to get the word out in our communities!"

Economic Development and Inward Investment Manager, Nigel Burch said: "It was a shame to have to cancel the South Holland Jobs Fair back in April, as it is always a fantastic event that is well supported by local businesses and provides invaluable opportunities to our residents.

"However, I'm really pleased that we have managed to find this new solution to make people aware of the wide variety of roles available in numerous sectors across the District, and hope it will provide a valuable resource at this difficult time. I would encourage as many businesses and residents as possible to get involved, share their own posts and just have a look at what's on offer." 

Residents and businesses are able to visit the Council's Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages to find out more information about the South Holland Virtual Jobs Fair and join in on Friday 21 August from 11am till 2pm.