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16/08/2019 2:00 p.m.
Friday 16 August, 2019
Targeted training sessions and a chance to make productive connections will all be on offer for local employers and job-seekers alike at Ashburton's first ever Employment Exchange event on 20 September.
Developed by the Ashburton District Council in partnership with supporting organisations, the inaugural Ashburton Employment Exchange will be a unique networking and training opportunity for those looking to enter the workforce or change direction.Local employers seeking additional people to join their teams, either now or in the future, will gain insight into a wider range of job-seekers and the funding support programmes available to them, as well as receiving an employment law and visa update.Council People & Capability Manager, Sarah Mosley says the Exchange has been designed to ensure it is a valuable use of peoples' time and due to the informative training sessions, it departs from a traditional employment expo."The Exchange is intended to help people who may have found it challenging to enter the workforce or who want to move in another direction. They will be able to connect with employers with the hope to gain work experience or a permanent position."Likewise, employers - whether or not they make a direct connection with a jobseeker on the day, will gain invaluable knowledge from industry professionals, widen their recruitment pool, and learn how they can make a difference in our community," Ms Mosley adds.Guest speakers to feature at the Ashburton Employment Exchange include Immigration NZ, Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce, Ministry of Social Development, Department of Corrections and local businesses.This free event will run from 9am - 12pm at the Ashburton Club & MSA, Havelock Street, Ashburton and includes morning tea for attendees.Interested employers and job-seekers can now register for the Ashburton Employment Exchange until 13 September at ashburtondc.govt.nz/aee.