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The fair way to a new career; Seeking new employment in the Fife area? Well, today's jobsfair at Dunfermline's East End Park may prove to be the perfect way of getting a result with a top company.

ANYONE who wants to kick start their career should wing it to Dunfermline Football Club's East End Park today. That's the venue for the Dunfermline Jobsfair, from 11am to 7pm.

Scores of jobs will beon offer from a wide range of employers, including Marks& Spencer, Argos, the Royal Mail, Fife Council Homecare and BSkyB.

The jobsfair has been organised by Jobcentre Plus and is the biggest recruitment event in Fife this year. It will showcase a wide selection of positions, ranging from many full-time permanent career opportunities to part-time seasonal jobs.

Jobcentre Plus district manager Dave Cowie said: 'This is a chance for people to speak directly to employers about opportunities on offer, and to apply on the day.

'The range of employers taking part and jobs on offer are excellent. I'd encourage anyone interested in finding out about local job opportunities to come along.

'Jobsfairs are an effective way for Jobcentre Plus to help employers fill vacancies, especially for large scale and/or ongoing recruitment campaigns.

'This is the time of year when many businesses, particularly in retail and hospitality, recruit for temporary Christmas jobs.

'Alongside these, there is a wide range of permanent vacancies across a wide range of sectors.'

Today's jobsfair is set to expand on the success of a similar event last year - the Dunfermline Christmas Retail Jobsfair, which focussed on the many seasonal retail vacancies available. Ten local retailers took part, more than 200 members of the public came along on the day, and all of the vacancies were filled.

Dave Cowie added: 'The success of last year's event has enabled us to build this year's jobsfair.'

Opportunities in hospitality and leisure will be available with Frankie & Bennys, Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonalds, Corus Hotels and Odeon.

Other retailers include Currys, Asda, Comet, Tesco, Next, Space Kitchens, Instore and Halfords.

In the public sector, there will be Fife Constabulary and Fife Council - including Homecare and Childcare Strategy. Banks HBOS and Intelligent Finance are also taking part, as are Wincanton Logistics and bus company Stagecoach.

Alongside employers, the jobsfair will also be supported by 12 partner organisations, all offering back-to-work help, support and training for people who may be facing barriers to employment, such as lone parents or people with disabilities.

Jobcentre Plus advisers will also be available on the day to offer information and advice on the help available to jobless people.

To find out more visit East End Park in Halbeath Road between 11am and7pm. If you can't make it, find out more by contacting your local Jobcentre Plus office or Jobcentre - call Jobseeker Direct on 0845 6060 234 or visit their site at www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk
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Date:Sep 30, 2004
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