Job fest for youth

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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.

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