Local authority will hold recruitment days

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Aberdeenshire Council is holding a number of recruitment days across the area in order to help attract local people to fill frontline posts and highlight a range of career opportunities across council services.

Events will be held at various venues, including Stonehaven Town Hall on Thursday, September 6, 10am to 4pm.

The Stonehaven events is a mini-recruitment day specifically aimed at increasing the number of homecarers in the area, with career opportunities currently available in Stonehaven and Laurencekirk. Homecare staff will be on hand throughout the event to help with any queries.

Leader of Aberdeenshire Council, Councillor Jim Gifford, said: “The council hopes to make applying for jobs easier and more accessible at a local level.

“These events will help to raise the profile of the council as an employer of choice as well as a provider of services in the area.”

Deputy Leader, Councillor Martin Kitts-Hayes, said: “These events are good news, both for the council and for local residents, in the current economic climate.

“It is vitally important to get the right people for the right roles in order to enable Aberdeenshire Council to continue providing the best services it can, and these recruitment days allow residents to find out in detail about the jobs available, what they involve and the skills required.”

Independents’ Co-ordinator Councillor Norman Smith said: “Frontline services are the lifeblood of the council and it would be great to see a really positive response from the community to these recruitment days.”