More than 1,000 people through the doors of MP Richard Harrington's job fair already

More than 1,000 people through the doors of MP Richard Harrington's job fair already

More than 1,000 people through the doors of MP Richard Harrington's job fair already

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More than 1,000 people have come through the doors of the Watford Jobs Fair this morning, according to the town’s MP.

The fourth annual fair to taking place today in the Langley Banqueting Suites, in Watford High Street, until 4pm.

Around 65 companies are at the fair and jobseekers will be able to get advice on writing CVs as well as the chance to explore different career opportunities.

The event has been organised by MP Richard Harrington along with Jobcentre Plus and West Herts College.

This morning Mr Harrington said: "It is really mobbed. We have had 1,000 people through the front door in the first hour."

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12:03pm Thu 26 Jun 14

drunkenduck says...

This event is a good thing to promote employment BUT...

The organizers and the local Conservative councillor Linda Topping IS breaching people's Data Protection Act 1998 (ICO), by telling everybody who enters that they "must" write down all your personnel contact details to enter.

These no ticks box option at the bottom that you wish to receive or not for further info and by whom, it says that this info so we can send you further info at the later date but doesn't say from who or what will be sent.
This event is a good thing to promote employment BUT... The organizers and the local Conservative councillor Linda Topping IS breaching people's Data Protection Act 1998 (ICO), by telling everybody who enters that they "must" write down all your personnel contact details to enter. These no ticks box option at the bottom that you wish to receive or not for further info and by whom, it says that this info so we can send you further info at the later date but doesn't say from who or what will be sent. drunkenduck
  • Score: 1

10:14pm Thu 26 Jun 14

dented says...

drunkenduck wrote:
This event is a good thing to promote employment BUT...

The organizers and the local Conservative councillor Linda Topping IS breaching people's Data Protection Act 1998 (ICO), by telling everybody who enters that they "must" write down all your personnel contact details to enter.

These no ticks box option at the bottom that you wish to receive or not for further info and by whom, it says that this info so we can send you further info at the later date but doesn't say from who or what will be sent.
I had cause to pop in and drop off supplies and was told I couldn't enter until I'd filled in my name and email. The reason given was that they could know who was currently in there. Funny thing was I didn't have to sign out! I look forward to my unsolicited emails so that I can forward them to the ICO.
[quote][p][bold]drunkenduck[/bold] wrote: This event is a good thing to promote employment BUT... The organizers and the local Conservative councillor Linda Topping IS breaching people's Data Protection Act 1998 (ICO), by telling everybody who enters that they "must" write down all your personnel contact details to enter. These no ticks box option at the bottom that you wish to receive or not for further info and by whom, it says that this info so we can send you further info at the later date but doesn't say from who or what will be sent.[/p][/quote]I had cause to pop in and drop off supplies and was told I couldn't enter until I'd filled in my name and email. The reason given was that they could know who was currently in there. Funny thing was I didn't have to sign out! I look forward to my unsolicited emails so that I can forward them to the ICO. dented
  • Score: 0

8:29am Fri 27 Jun 14

garston tony says...

I think it should be compulsory (unless they have a very very good and valid reason) that everyone receiving job seekers etc. should attend such events. Drop them a few extra quid even to cover travel costs.

Anyone 'seeking' employment who didnt attend this event without a good reason should be asked if they are serious about finding work
I think it should be compulsory (unless they have a very very good and valid reason) that everyone receiving job seekers etc. should attend such events. Drop them a few extra quid even to cover travel costs. Anyone 'seeking' employment who didnt attend this event without a good reason should be asked if they are serious about finding work garston tony
  • Score: 4

4:45pm Thu 10 Jul 14

dented says...

And the spam has arrived!
And the spam has arrived! dented
  • Score: 0

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