Marlborough Hiring Day on 13 May at Lines Stadium 2000 is expected to be the biggest recruitment event the region has seen.
Employers with vacancies and job seekers looking for work will attend the event where recruitment takes place ‘speed date’ style.
To date, 15 employers had confirmed for Marlborough Hiring Day with more to come. They include horticulture, viticulture, food processing and sawmill operations. Hundreds of jobs are on offer.
Marlborough Hiring Day is organised by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and draws on the successful format established by Harvest Hiring at Motueka in February and Nelson Hiring Day in April.
“We are providing the opportunity for employers to meet directly with job seekers,” said MSD’s Regional Commissioner for Marlborough, Nelson and the West Coast, Craig Churchill.
“We’ve found that by creating this forum, job placement can happen quite quickly. Discussing work options and exploring opportunities is so much easier when you’re face to face.”
In addition, MSD staff are on hand to provide work-related assistance. For example, some job seekers may be eligible for help with relocating for work or getting work-appropriate clothing.
Marlborough Hiring Day will run from 10 am to 1 pm on 13 May at the Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000, 15-17 Redwood Street, Blenheim.