Pop up job shop a success

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Jobseekers Hina Rogers and Aaron Clarke hunting for jobs at the 2019 Venture Southland Pop Up Job Shop. In it's third year, the job shop provided the chance for potential employees and employers to network in Invercargill last week. Photo: Laura Smith

AROUND 680 job seekers in Invercargill and Gore headed to the 2019 Southland Pop Up Job Shop last week.

The event, held over five days, had listed around 570 jobs for job-seekers to browse through, with the first shop set up in Gore before it headed to Invercargill.

Event co-organiser Allison Beckham, from Venture Southland, said there was a varied range of jobs on offer from employers including, “more than 150 across the broad fields of manufacturing, construction, roading, transport and logistics and engineering”.

There were also seminars held to provide information on critical job-hunting skills and requirements such as how to do well in an interview and how to make a CV stand out.

“Still many, many people looking for assistance with CVs. It goes to show that even though there is a lot of information online about how to write a CV, it is the personal contact and advice people are seeking,” Ms Beckham said.

The event was very successful, she said, and the response from both helpers and job-seekers was positive.

Due to this year’s success, another pop-up job shop was planned to be held again next year.

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