The News launches jobs-finding drive

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THE News has launched a major initiative to help local jobseekers find work.

It’s part of our hugely successful Summer of Love campaign designed to reinvigorate our local economy and support business – and those seeking work.

Using our fast-growing website Jobstoday we have joined forces with our sister titles across the UK to open a National Virtual Careers Fair, connecting talented job seekers to local and national employers until July 5.

The fair is an online platform where jobseekers can browse top companies from across the UK, connect in a real-time environment and apply for advertised vacancies, all for free and from the comfort of their computers.

There are more than 40 top employers showcasing job offers – great businesses attending include Nationwide, Virgin Media, Centrica, B&Q and LV.

The News has always been at the heart of its community, committed to helping local people secure jobs through our range of employment tools including in-paper and online jobs advertisements.

‘The fair revolutionises the whole process, giving jobseekers a huge opportunity to find the right career move for them,’ said Mark Waldron, The News’ editor.

‘We are part of Johnston Press – one of the leading community media groups in the UK and Ireland publishing 243 newspapers and 223 local websites.

‘Our websites are complemented by mobile sites and a growing portfolio of apps. Our websites reach over 10m visitors per month.

‘By joining forces these titles and digital platforms are a tremendous force for good – especially in boosting the economy by bringing jobseekers and employers together.’

The fair has proven a popular platform with both employers and job seekers alike and response to the fair has been encouraging.

Joanne Harwood, group category manager at Johnston Press, said: ‘This latest trend offers jobseekers a huge advantage as they can find jobs that best suit their skills set and desired working environment.’

Jobseekers can register for free today at

Businesses can find out how to get involved by calling 0114 299 6173 or emailing

With such an enthusiastic response, Jobstoday will also run a Virtual Careers Fair in September.