Durham Employment Connections (DEC) has formed to generate more collaborative working across employment and skills services. DEC will support the local business community by addressing labour and skills shortages and supporting local residents into roles.
DEC is a partnership between Employability Durham, Business Durham, Durham Works and regional housing associations Livin’, Believe and Karbon Homes.
Funded by DCC Area Action Partnership, DEC will also be organising and supporting local job fairs and events across the county; focusing on the local needs of businesses and residents.
If you’re a local business, and want to know how you can be involved to support your recruitment needs and challenges details of the events and who to contact can be found below. All the events are open to the public from 10-2pm
|Area||Date of event||Event contact||Email address||Event venue|
|East Durham & East Durham Rural||Tuesday 12th September||Joanne Brown||Joanne.firstname.lastname@example.org||Peterlee Methodist Church, Peterlee. SR8 1AD|
|Stanley||Wednesday 13th September||Jeanne Lottemail@example.com||The Venue, Stanley. DH9 6LU|
|4 Together / SW Durham||Thursday 14th September||Michelle Bladesfirstname.lastname@example.org||St Luke’s Church,
Church Lane, Ferryhill,
|entre||Thursday 14th September||Hayley Robertsonemail@example.com||St Catherine’s Community Centre, Crook DL15 8NE|
|Durham/Mid-Durham||Thursday 28th September||Laura Barronfirstname.lastname@example.org||Meadowfield Leisure Centre. DH7 8RG|
|Chester-le-Street||Friday 6th October||Brendan McCreeshemail@example.com||St Mary and St Cuthbert Parish Centre, DH3 3QB|