Southampton to host first Virtual Jobs Fair

Virtual jobs fair poster graphic cropped 460 SCCPRSouthampton City Council has joined forces with Southampton Job Centre Plus to host the city’s first Virtual Jobs Fair on July 29.

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It’s described as a “ground-breaking event” that will “connect recruiting employers with potential candidates in the local area, through the use of webinars and private one to one online discussions”.

It will feature free webinars for attendees to help increase employability skills and “improve wellbeing”.

There will also be the opportunity to virtually meet employers for five-minute one-to-one sessions, enabling attendees to find out more about vacancies and ask questions.

Cabinet member for children and learning, Cllr Darren Paffey, said: “The inaugural event will help job seekers, those currently unemployed, furloughed or being made redundant to engage in a meaningful way with recruiting employers in the Southampton, waterside area and Hythe area.”

Local employers wanting to find suitable candidates for vacancies can get find out about becoming involved by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jobseekers need to register on to confirm attendance and which employers they want to meet and which webinars they would like to attend.

It will run from 10am-4pm.

“Visit to find out which organisations have confirmed their involvement so far. Attendees will need to have access to Zoom to join the virtual Jobs Fair. The Access Southampton website (link above) has a helpful video on how to use Zoom.

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