|Rob with Job Centre Plus|
|Rob with Passmores School Students|
|Rob with McDonalds employees and |
|Rob with Rainbow People|
|Rob with Anglia Ruskin University|
|Harlow Jobs Fair|
|Harlow exhibitors setting up|
It was a very special day. Not only did eighty-five businesses and local organisations attend, but over fifteen hundred job-seekers came through the doors. The Jobs Fair would not have been. Made possible without the support of Harlow College, Harlow Jobs Centre Plus, SEETEC, Rainbow Services and sponsorship by Tesco's, Smiths and other volunteers like Ian Hudson from the Chamber of Commerce, Mike Jackson and the Deputy Mayor of Bishops Stortford, Cllr Janice Elliot.
We were lucky to have Monster, and other recruitment specialists offering training on CVs and interviews. Companies from Asda to Barclays and our public services in the NHS and armed forces were offering vacancies. Harlow Trade Unions (the local TUC) were also there to offer advice on employment rights.
Around six-hundred jobs have been created this year in Harlow, with the number of apprenticeships up in the past year by seventy-eight percent. But unemployment remains a serious problem, with many finding it very tough to find work. That is why I decided to set up the Jobs Fair - an event I would like to do again in 2013, providing we can raise sponsorship and support.
Hopefully, with the many companies at the Jobs Fair offering employment, Friday's event will have made a real difference.
You can see more HERE on this Video by Harlow TV.