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24 September 2018

EmployAbility Fair back next week

Last year's event was well attended

There are some great organisations in our county, including ourselves,  who have seen past the disability and are now appreciating the value of having a more inclusive workforce

Allison Bucknell, chairman of Wilshire Council

Wiltshire Council hosts its 2018 EmployAbility Fair at County Hall, Trowbridge, from 10am 2pm on 2 October.

 The event supports jobseekers with disabilities by putting them in touch with local employers and support services offering advice.

 Around 30 organisations will attend including Wiltshire Police, Asda, BT Openreach and Longleat.

 The event, back for its second year, is for people with a disability, but all members of the public are welcome to attend.

 Free CV health checks will be available, so those interested can bring their CVs. 

 The venue is accessible by wheelchair and a British Sign Language interpreter will also be available. Wiltshire Council leader, Baroness Scott of Bybrook will attend the fair, as will Andrew Murrison MP.

 Allison Bucknell, Chairman of Wiltshire Council, will also be in attendance. She said: "Last year's event was very successful so we're pleased to bring it back again.

 "In today's society it is wrong that people with disabilities are still finding it difficult to gain meaningful employment. There are some great organisations in our county, including ourselves,  who have seen past the disability and are now appreciating the value of having a more inclusive workforce.

 "There is  so much untapped talent and potential just waiting to be discovered so we hope this will be a real platform for people with disabilities to showcase themselves to some high-profile organisations and vice versa."

 For further details please contact Employabilityfair@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Last updated: 24 September 2018 | Last reviewed: 24 September 2018

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