More than 3,000 jobseekers attended Eurovision jobs fairs

More than 3,000 Liverpool city region jobseekers attended Eurovision jobs fairs with almost 400 offered roles on the spot – now another jobs fair is being organised. Tony McDonough reports

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ACC Liverpool on the banks of the River Mersey will host the latest jobs fair in July


A jobs fair is being held in Liverpool in July where 30 employers will offer multiple roles. 

Being held at the waterfront ACC Liverpool on Thursday, July 6, it will follow on from the successful series of jobs fairs held ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest in May. It focused on the hospitality and leisure sector.

Held across the city region, they welcomed more than 3,000 jobseekers with almost 400 people being offered jobs on the spot. More than 6,000 vacancies were advertised and 3,216 people secured second interviews.

Now the latest jobs fair – Beyond Eurovision – One Step Further – will broaden recruitment to other parts of the city region economy. It will take place between 10.30am and 3pm.

It is being organised by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority with the DWP, Liverpool City Council and Growth Platform. And it will include Wirral-based employers looking to fill roles at and supporting the Open Golf Championship in Hoylake.

It also brings together the NHS, health and social care, the army and firms working in logistics, security and retail.

Combined Authority executive director for investment and delivery, Aileen Jones, said: “Eurovision was a huge boost for Liverpool city region, its people and its visitor economy. The recruitment fairs we held were extremely popular and very successful.

“This latest event aims to build on that momentum, widening the focus from the visitor economy to other sectors, including health, social care, security, logistics and retail.”

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In 2022, Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, unveiled a £4.5m, two-year strategy with a raft of urgent interventions and longer-term measures to help the city region’s hospitality and tourism industry return to full health after the pandemic.

In October 2022, Be More – a new, all-in-one training and careers portal, complete with an AI-powered app – was launched to connect residents with employment and opportunities.

Janet Nuzum, visitor economy sector manager at Growth Platform, added: “It is important we continue to build on the amazing success we had delivering recruitment fairs across the city region under the banner of Eurovision.

“These events showed us what an appetite there is for people looking for roles in hospitality and the wider visitor economy.”

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