In a bid to tackle the damaging effects of Covid-19 on work availability, an all-important job fair has been organised.

On behalf of the Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work project, Leigh Williams has created the event to support those in the south Cumbria area in need of work.

Open to those aged 18 and above, the fair is set to take place on October 21, with a range of companies taking part in the virtual event for job seekers to put questions to and network with.

“The online jobs fair is a way to find out about a variety of employment and training opportunities for anyone who is interested in changing careers, or anyone who is unemployed, or training and wanting additional support,” Ms Williams said.

“It will be useful for anyone who is furloughed and anyone who is at risk of redundancy or who has been made redundant. It will be an ideal opportunity for them to come along and find out about different sectors.”

There will be two separate sessions – from 10.15am-11.15am, and 11.30am-12.30pm.

To book your place, visit, or call 0300 111 4002.