Thanet Job centres are working with employers including Tim Hortons, which is currently fitting out its new restaurant and drive-thru in Westwood.
The job centre says the Canadian fast food outlet is looking to employ 103 people in full and part time positions for its opening in the coming months.
Thanet job centres have hosted two recent job fairs with 18 employers and 120 vacancies to fill.
Alongside the Tim Hortons’ jobs are 20 vacancies at the new Cancer Research store due to open at Westwood plus others for G4S patient transport service and Kent Teach and Supply.
Anthony March, from the Thanet job centre service, said: “During the past month Thanet Jobcentres have hosted two job fairs with 18 employers with 150 jobs on offer, including Tim Hortons who are opening a new fast-food food restaurant at Westwood and are currently looking for 103 staff. Cancer Research are also opening at new store at Westwood, recruiting 20 paid staff and will be attending our job fairs.
“To support our customers into work who need additional support we have organised three sector based work academies (SWAP) which started in January and February,
“East Kent College delivered an apprenticeship SWAP which saw nine starts. EK College are also working with Mitie which has over 200 security officer roles. We linked them into an SIA SWAP which saw 13 starts all to be interviewed on the 15th February for jobs.
“To support those into the construction sector we arranged a CSCS SWAP with ESP which had 12 starts all on course with employers offering guaranteed interviews.”
Next month Thanet Jobcentres will deliver a hospitality jobs fair with Broadstairs College which will also tie in with a Hospitality work academy starting February 27.
The fair will be held at the Yarrow Hotel, which is the college hospitality training facility, and 15 local businesses are lined up to take part to recruit for seasonal staff.
Attendance must be arranged through Job Centre work coaches.