Businesses and organisations in East Yorkshire looking to recruit staff have been invited to the inaugural Helping Hands jobs fair.
The event will be held at Cottingham Civic Hall on Thursday, September 5th, from 11.30am to 4pm.
Stands are priced at £25 to pay for the venue and any additional profit will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Branch manager Jennie Falconer said: “We’re really keen to attract more staff and I know other businesses in Beverley, Cottingham, Hull and the surrounding areas are in a similar position, so we thought a jobs fair could be a great opportunity for companies and potential candidates.
“It’s a chance for local businesses and organisations to meet potential employees and job seekers to browse employment opportunities.”
Demand continues to increase and Helping Hands is now on the lookout for more staff to support people in their homes across Hull and East Yorkshire.
Mrs Falconer said: “We’ve been in Beverley for less than a year and the response we’ve had from both the local community and staff has been phenomenal.
“At first, recruiting staff and accepting new customer assessments was a difficult balancing act but, now 10 months on, we are delivering over 300 hours per week care and support to the people of Beverley, Cottingham, Hull, Willerby, Kirkella, Swanland and beyond.
“As word spreads about our service, we are seeing more and more interest from customers – so we’re constantly looking for more carers to work with us.”
It’s a chance to find out more about Helping Hands, meet the team and make the initial contact if you are interested in being part of it.
Helping Hands carers offer support to customers with housekeeping, shopping, companionship, help to get out and about, personal care and providing a break for an existing carer or family members.
Mrs Falconer said: “The job fair is to allow local businesses and organisations to meet potential employees in an informal setting. It also gives job seekers the opportunity to learn more about potential employers and the opportunities available. The focus is on sharing information between employers and job seekers.
“We are recruiting for carers to work in East Yorkshire to support people in their own homes.
“Previous experience is always great but we are looking for people with the right personality to work flexibly to provide the care and support at the times our customers need it. We encourage people aged 18 and over with no upper age limit. In return, we offer training and £9.50 to £9.75 per hour.”