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Campaign launched to help businesses fill job vacancies

A NEW campaign is aiming to bring Somerset’s employers and jobseekers together in a bid to help fill vacancies and provide a timely boost to local businesses. 

STEP-UP Somerset, a collaborative project between Somerset County Council, the four district councils and partner organisations, is calling on businesses to promote their vacancies by hosting a STEP into Jobs open doors event.

This is a county-wide campaign encouraging Somerset businesses to open the doors of their workplace for a limited period once or twice a week, between October 25 and November 24.

Businesses hoping to fill vacancies are being encouraged to accept CVs, provide a tour of the workplace, conduct informal interviews or trial candidates for an evening.

A spokesperson for STEP-UP Somerset said: “We will help promote these events and provide support to make sure businesses can make the most of this opportunity to connect with local talent.

“We know that many businesses are finding it harder than ever to fill their vacancies, and we hope that this month-long campaign can help businesses get the word out there about the opportunities available and link them with suitable candidates.”

Businesses wanting to host a STEP into Jobs open doors event need to sign up by 5pm on October 21 via the online form: https://forms.office.com/r/DFHvDZ4TjD 

For more information event co-ordinator contact Sarah Johnson by emailing admin@somersetcareersfair.co.uk 

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