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Brussels job fair offers 2,000 vacant positions

06:57 22/09/2022

The City of Brussels is organising a major jobs fair at Palais 6 in Heysel, advertising 2,000 vacant positions in both the public and private sectors.

The event on 4 October from 10.00 to 17.00, which is free of charge, is being put together by the city and various socio-professional integration organisations in order to support job seekers.

“Looking for a job? Whether in the public or private sector, 2,000 jobs are available in a wide variety of functions,” reads an announcement for the event.

“Come and offer your talents directly to employers and land the job of your dreams. Don't forget to take several copies of your updated CV with you.”

Interested candidates can meet recruiters and submit applications for all types of jobs and qualification levels.

They are also invited to attend information sessions on sectors that employ high numbers of people and "discover the various jobs available in the City of Brussels and meet the associations that help jobseekers".

There will also be information regarding training opportunities to develop in-demand skills.

“The added value of Brussels Job Day is to create a maximum number of contacts between the City of Brussels, employers and the public, the follow-up of which will lead to positive outcomes,” event organisers explained.

“A jobseeker who comes to the fair will know the list of available jobs on the Brussels Job Day website and will be directed to an employer on the spot, depending on the positions that interest them.”

Support for business creation will also be discussed at the fair by means of two conferences led by the Jobyourself association, featuring leaders of start-ups who have successfully launched an entrepreneurial project.

Coding courses will also be organised to familiarise attendees with programming tools.

“Through this fair, we want to show that the City of Brussels is obviously a provider of public and semi-public employment,” said Fabian Maingain, alderman for economic affairs and employment.

“But it is also an economic area because Brussels Job Day offers many opportunities in the private sector, which is in great need of talent.”

The City of Brussels is a major public employer, with around 10,000 staff members working across 150 different professions.

Written by Helen Lyons