North-east businesses are being urged to attend upcoming support events to get redundant workers back into jobs.
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is working with the Scottish Government to host jobs fairs in Fraserburgh and Aberdeen for people who have been affected by the oil and gas downturn, and massive job cuts at Young’s Seafood.
At both events, businesses will have the chance to advertise vacancies and meet potential employees face-to-face.
Marion Beattie, head of employer services at SDS, said the events would be “worthwhile opportunities” for local firms.
“We would encourage not only businesses with existing vacancies to attend, but also those who may be looking to recruit in the coming months and could benefit from meeting potential new staff,” she added.
The Fraserburgh event, taking place at the North East Scotland College, is the second to be held in recent months in the town.
A similar event in January attracted 350 people across the local area.
The Aberdeen event, taking place at the Robert Gordon University, is the fourth to be held in the city aimed at people affected by redundancies from the oil and gas sectors.
More than 2,200 people in total attended the three events held in the city last year.
Both events will feature information and advice from a number of public sector agencies on areas including job hunting, careers advice and training opportunities.
Ms Beattie said: “Previous events held in Aberdeen and Fraserburgh have been very well-attended and successful in helping people find work, with employers finding the format useful in identifying fresh talent, offering a quick route to meeting potential recruits.
“I’d therefore urge employers across the area to make use of these events to help address their staffing requirements.”
The Fraserburgh event takes place at NES Col on Tuesday, May 10.
The oil and gas employment support event takes place at RGU, Aberdeen, on Wednesday, June 22.