Ministers for Women, Margaret Jay and Tessa Jowell will launch the first ever Government led opportunities fair for women on February 13th 2001. ‘Women Unlimited’ will give practical ideas and advice to women wanting to explore their work choices and take advantage of new opportunities available to them. It will bring together under one roof, experts, employers and training organisations to provide interactive seminars, informative exhibitions and networking opportunities. The event is supported by a wide range of private and public sector organisations. It is part funded by the European Social Fund and Sun Microsystems.Seminars will include CV writing and interview skills, making the most of IT, setting up in business, entering non-traditional careers and opportunities in training and education. There will be advice on a range of issues including changing career, returning to work after a break and balancing work and home life.
Today women make up nearly half the workforce, and opportunities are growing on a daily basis. Of the 1.7 million jobs expected to be created by 2011, 1.3 million are forecast to be filled by women.