Job fest for youth
Looking for a new job?
At the up-coming Porirua JOBfest young, motivated job seekers from the city will be able to connect with local and regional businesses with the aim of getting emplyed.
Young people eager to enter the workforce can meet employers to talk about their business and apply for jobs.
Local employers that have already registered include construction firm Downer New Zealand, retail stores Farmers and Mitre 10 Mega, the New Zealand Police, and Connect Global contact centre.
Partners Porirua manager Hine King said businesses had a lot to gain from engaging with youth of the city.
‘‘Businesses wanting to be ready for the future can learn a lot by hiring young people.
‘‘It’s smart business to be ready for the future and have staff with that perspective.’’
The Jobfest movement is a joint initiative of the Porirua City Council, Ngati Toa Rangatira, Partners Porirua, businesses and the community.
It is also running in partnership with the Youth 2 Work Movement, which aims to have all young people in Porirua engaged with employment and make the transition into work easier.
JOBfest will be held on August 4, at Pataka Art & Museum and the public can attend between 1.30pm and 2.45pm.