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Wester Ross Job Fair

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An opportunity for local businesses and anyone looking for employment  

The Highland Council’s Employability Team are encouraging people of all ages and skills living in Wester Ross to come along to special Job Fair event taking place in Gairloch on Monday 6 March.

The event, which is being supported by Countryside Learning Scotland, Visit Wester Ross and The Highland Council is also a chance for local businesses who may be facing challenges in finding staff to promote their job opportunities.

Chair of the Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee. Cllr Ken Gowans is encouraging businesses and anyone looking for employment to come along.

He said:

“You may be considering a change in career, thinking about returning to work after a break, or looking for your first job.

“This Job Fair is a great opportunity to bring people looking for part-time or full-time work face to face with businesses looking for staff.

He added:

“Members of our Employability Service will be available on the day to offer support to both the public and businesses.

“It’s all about being proactive in filling vacancies and preparing for what we hope will be a very busy season in 2023.

“I hope as many people as possible take up this opportunity.”

The Job Fair will take place in the Myrtle Bank Hotel from 10am to 4pm.

The morning session from 10am – 12 noon will be for pupils from Gairloch High School.

The Fair will then open to the public from 1.30pm – 4pm.

There will also be a lunchtime session where local businesses can find out more about the services they can access from the various employment organisations through offers of a variety of training and support schemes.

Businesses and employers attending the event include: Climb, Ride, Explore; Coast Coffee Co.; Inverewe and Corrieshalloch (National Trust for Scotland);  Isle View Nursing Home, Aultbea; Kinlochewe Service Station; Kishorn Seafood Bar; Am Bard Café;  Gairloch Museum; Midge Bite Café,   Achnasheen; The Old Inn, Gairloch; Oyster Restoration Company; Crumbs, Gairloch; Gille Brighde Restaurant, Diabaig; Myrtle Bank Hotel, Gairloch; Gairloch Hotel; Gairloch Hebridean Woodwork; Badachro Inn

Running alongside the event, and in conjunction with the DWP and the Highland Council’s Employability team, there will be a “virtual” job fair with all vacancies being posted live and online as the day progresses.

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