YORK’S sixth jobs fair has been hailed a huge success after attracting more than 1,100 people.

Visitors to the event, which was held at York Railway Institute were able to meet 74 exhibitors, the highest number yet to attend, as they looked for jobs and career advice.

The fair was organised through partnerships between City of York Council, York Learning, Job Centre Plus and Learning City York, and brought together employers to offer advice to people who were able to speak face to face with businesses about real employment opportunities in the city.

Councillor David Levene, Cabinet member for planning, transport and economic development, said: “It was fantastic to see partnership working between the council, support agencies and businesses across the city pay off with the best attended event yet”.

Learning providers and other agencies were also at the fair offering free help and advice for people to improve their skills. Visitors were able to use a designated quiet area to fill in application forms with the help of local skills and training providers.

Cllr Levene added: “Ensuring we have good jobs in the city is a key priority for the council and events like this will help residents develop their skills and ultimately, their future careers."