JOBSEEKERS in York are invited to a jobs fair at the York Railway Institute on Thursday, March 19 from 10am-3pm.

The event has been organised through City of York Council, York Learning, Job Centre Plus and Learning City York, to bring local employers together.

There will be 60 businesses currently recruiting in York at the event including; Hiscox, PMP recruiting for Nestlé, City of York Council, CGC Events Ltd, McDonalds and York Chocolate Story.

There will also be learning providers and other agencies offering free advice, and a quiet area to fill in application forms.

Cllr David Levene, cabinet member economic development, said: “The York Jobs Fair is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is looking for work or those residents who could benefit from the expertise on-hand to develop their skills and ultimately, future careers.

"The recent announcement that the number of Jobseekers Allowance claimants has fallen by 44.5 percent in the last year is good news, but there’s more work to be done. This event, which looks to support residents looking for job opportunities, is a direct way we can help.”