Hundreds of local job hunters were helped to find work at the JobFest 2018 jobs fair in Reading.
The fair was held at the Hexagon theatre and was hosted by Reading UK in collaboration with staff from Reading Jobcentre Plus, local employers and charities, and Reading East MP, Matt Rodda. It is the second jobs fair which Matt has supported as an MP, as part of his work with the job centre, businesses and other groups to help more local people find work or progress their careers.
The NHS, police, army, Tesco and IKEA were among the many employers who offered help and advice to people looking for work. The employers were recruiting for a broad range of jobs from entry level to senior management positions and across a variety of sectors.
The Jobs Fair is a practical way to help residents struggling with the high cost of living in Reading, as it offers much needed help and information which can make all the difference both to people looking for a job and those who want to develop their career. Many of the employers who took part are looking to train new staff and have opportunities for promotion and development as part of their business.
Matt said: “There are some great opportunities in the Reading area and I want more local people to be able to get into work and develop their careers.”
“Sadly, not all vacancies are well known, and I think it is important that people looking for work have as much information as possible about what jobs are available. I am grateful to Reading UK, Reading Jobcentre Plus, local employers and charities for all their help to make the Jobs Fair such a success and I want to support them to continue this important work.”