More than 3,000 visitors flocked to Birmingham for a jobs event aimed at helping people in affected by the economic downturn.
Visitors to Villa Park were given information on more than 500 jobs in the area, as well as advice on writing CVs, job hunting and self-employment.
Construction firm Amey were among the companies looking for employees at the event.
Councillor Neville Summerfield, Birmingham City Council cabinet member for regeneration said: "The event has proven a great success with a fantastic turn-out from both job seekers and also employers bringing jobs to the table.
"I'd like to personally thank all those who helped to make this event such a success, especially Aston Villa football club who provided the venue free of charge. Thanks to all those involved many families in the region will hopefully be able to look to the future with more optimism."
The council organised the Futures event with partners, including Jobcentre Plus, Advantage West Midlands and the Learning and Skills Council.