Jobs Fair Inspires Changing Futures for Job Seekers across the County

job fair Published Friday, 25th September 2015

Worcestershire County Council, Worcester City Council and Jobs Centre Plus once again united to host this years' Jobs Fair at the Guildhall and welcomed hundreds of job seekers.

In total more than 40 businesses, including some of the major employers such as Worcester Bosch, House of Fraser, Malvern Instruments, Sainsbury and TK Maxx, were able to interact with a number of suitable candidates for current and future vacancies.

  The Jobs Fair attracted a surge of over 25's attending the show and presented opportunities to individuals, with a diverse range of backgrounds, looking for work for a variety of reasons.   The positive atmosphere inspired many to look ahead and feel excited about their future prospects.

  Daniel, who has been unemployed for four months said: "It is great to see so many businesses here.  I initially came in to look for warehouse work but I have fulfilled a dream and applied for a job with the army reserves. This has been great for me."

  Mark Hamer, Managing Director of Home Instead, said: "We have found the event to be invaluable. We had ten vacancies and now have interviews planned already. We are definitely coming back to future events."

  Simon Geraghty, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economy, Skills and Infrastructure said: "Worcestershire is a growing destination to both work and live. More and more employees are realising the benefits of living in the county and having such close links to the bigger cities including Birmingham and Bristol. The objective for the County Council and its partners is to promote Worcestershire as a world class destination to come and work in and this is something that we are on track to doing – thanks largely to the great businesses that are investing in Worcestershire as a destination."