A jobs fair will give people the opportunity to meet the employers face-to-face in Workington.

Town Mayor Councillor Janet King will open the event at 10am on February 27.

It has been organised by Rotary Club of Workington in conjunction with Jobcentre Plus and Inspira.

Over 20 employers and training companies will be on hand to offer advice on CV presentation, content and interview skills. Some will also be discussing available job opportunities.

Julie Routledge, partnership manager for Workington Job Centre said: "It's a really good cross section of sectors that has jobs and opportunities in our area. We have done this in conjunction with Rotary and Inspira over a number of years and chosen a town centre location as it's much easier to get transport to.

"We really couldn't do it without John Head from Rotary, Chris Gibson and Deborah Naylor from Inspira and our staff Rachel McManus and Deborah Bowe who have contacted each employee and engaged with them to support the event for our customers."

She said it is good for the community: "It's a fabulous way of engaging directly. We encourage anyone to pop along and meet the employers face-to-face and make those links with employers," she added.

Currently 24 organisations have signed up, these are: Driver hire, Riverside Recruitment, CRS FM, Mitie Security, Walsingham Homes, Centre Parcs, Navy, Army Reserves, Recruit Hospitality, Adecco, Shortridge Laundry, Booths, Harbourside Products, 3 Lions Security, Lake District Hotels, McMenon Engineering, TSP Engineering, Highland farms, Mears Care, Forth Engineering, All Together Cumbria, CCC Apprentices, Centre for leadership performance, Cumbria Care.

John Head, Rotary Club of Workington, said: "We will be there assisting on the day, we will have a separate room and will offer advice on CV's and be able to discuss interview techniques."

John added that the event has been so popular that employers are now on a waiting list to take part.

The jobs fair is open to all ages and takes place from 10am to 3pm at St John's community rooms on Washington Street.