There are opportunities for job seekers to look for a wide range of new openings at two separate job fairs taking place today.

Firstly, there is a jobs fair going on today at the Orlando Bridge Jobcentre, from 10am-4pm.

The fair comes as part of the Way to Work campaign, which is a partnership between the government and employers aiming to curb unemployment.

More than 30 employers will be attending advertising a number of vacancies.

That job fair is only open to those invited, but it is expected that around 400 jobseekers will attend and that there will be a large number of Bolton residents offered jobs.

Mayor of Bolton Linda Thomas spoke to The Bolton News after opening the event: "It's brilliant. There's a relaxed manner about the place, it creates an atmosphere that encourages people to find employment.

"I think it epitomises the friendliness of Bolton. The team are friendly, so I'd say don't be overawed. There's a good variety of jobs too."

Department for Work and Pensions spokesperson and Way to Work Lead for Bolton Victoria Boylan said: "There's a tremendous demand for workers right now, and we're aiming to bridge the gap between employers and jobseekers with The Way to Work Campaign.

"We try to match suitable candidates, with our work coaches building a rapport."

Job fairs website  is also be holding a fair from 10am-1pm at the University of Bolton Stadium.

The event will be free to attend, with no registration required and there will be over 25 exhibitors on the day.

According to their website: “This event attracts a mixture of different employers from various industries all recruiting for local jobs.

“The Bolton Jobs Fair is a great way to speak with potential employers face-to-face. You can register with employers for jobs, collect info on employers, ask them questions, apply for jobs, or even have a mini interview on the day.”

They also advise to bring a CV if possible.

Travel information is available on the Bolton Wanderers Football Club website.