The City of Brussels is hosting its first-ever Brussels Job Day on 4 October, with over 2,000 employment positions open to increase recruitment in various businesses and institutions.
Although unemployment has decreased in most of Brussels' municipalities in recent months, this does not mean that work is easy to come by in the capital and Belgium remains a difficult place for jobseekers to find employment.
As a result, the City of Brussels has announced the inaugural edition of Brussels Job Day to take place at Heysel's Palais 6 from 10:00 to 17:00 on 4 October, free of charge for all attendees.
The aim is to connect job seekers with employers: "any job seeker who comes to the event will be provided with the list of jobs available on the Brussels Job Day website beforehand and will then be put in direct contact with the employer and able to view the positions that interest them," a press release explained.
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Those wanting to set up their own business will also be welcome at the event, with various associations and start-ups having their own stands. JobYourself, an organisation to help people start businesses in Brussels, will also be present.
Fabian Maingain, the Employment Councillor for the capital, emphasises that the Brussels Job Day "shows that the City of Brussels is a provider of both public and semi-public employment." The City of Brussels has around 10,000 people working in 150 different professions.
"Brussels Job Day also offers many opportunities in the private sector, which is in great need of talent," Maingain concluded.