Join our virtual careers fair today

The Observer has launched a major initiative to help local job seekers 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 job seekers can browse top companies from across the UK, connect in a real time environment and apply for advertised vacancies.

With over 40 top employers showcasing job offers, this latest tool is a natural progression in finding the best talent; great businesses attending include Nationwide, Virgin Media, Centrica, B&Q and LV.

This newspaper 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 on-line jobs advertisements.

“The fair revolutionises the whole process, giving job seekers a huge opportunity to find the right career move for them,” said Colin Channon, editor-in-chief of the Observer series.

“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 and a stable of glossy monthly lifestyle magazines. Our

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

“By joining forces these titles and digital platforms are a tremendous force for good - especially in boosting the economy by bringing job seekers 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 is the first time Jobstoday has made a fair that can be navigated as if you were there in person; enabling employers and job seekers to connect more efficiently and successfully through innovative technology solutions. This latest trend offers job seekers a huge advantage as they can find jobs that best suit their skills set and desired working environment”.

Job seekers can register for free today at

With such positive responses from job seekers and businesses, Jobstoday will also run a Virtual Careers Fair in September. Businesses can find out how to get involved by contacting 0114 299

6173 or emailing