More than 5,000 attend 'best jobs fair yet' in Watford

Watford Observer: MP Richard Harrington at the jobs fair. MP Richard Harrington at the jobs fair.

Watford businesses offered on-the-spot jobs to people in what has been hailed the town's "best jobs fair yet"

More than 5,000 people attended the fourth Watford Jobs Fair on June 26.

A number of firms including Direct Save Telecom, in Carpenders Park, offered five jobseekers start dates at the fair itself, and have 15 further interviews and 25 telephone interviews booked in.

Freedom Communications, Herts Catering, Brighthouse and Direct Save Telecom all held interviews on the day, with a number of candidates being offered jobs on the spot or offered a second interview.

Pizza Hut’s Watford branches took contact details for just over 200 people they were keen to discuss positions further with.

Richard Harrington, Watford MP, said: "The real success of the jobs fair isn’t just the volume of people coming, it is what the actual outcomes are - people walking away on the day with jobs and start dates - that is the success of the fair, so this is great news. This fair was the best yet and there was a real buzz in the room."

Anyone who missed the Fair is able to contact jobsfair@richardharrington.org.uk for a list of organisations who attended.

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10:56pm Thu 3 Jul 14

drunkenduck says...

Wouldn't describe this as a Job Fair, as all most were apprenticeships for the 18-25 year old and age discrimination for anyone else. Plus the organizers have properly broken the data protection act 1998, by tell anyone who enters they MUST fill in "all" their personal contact details or wont be allowed to enter - how pathetic Richard Harrington.
Wouldn't describe this as a Job Fair, as all most were apprenticeships for the 18-25 year old and age discrimination for anyone else. Plus the organizers have properly broken the data protection act 1998, by tell anyone who enters they MUST fill in "all" their personal contact details or wont be allowed to enter - how pathetic Richard Harrington. drunkenduck
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8:23am Fri 4 Jul 14

garston tony says...

People got actual jobs at this fair, others got actual interviews and you have to moan
People got actual jobs at this fair, others got actual interviews and you have to moan garston tony
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