December 12 2013 Latest news:
Safira Ali, Senior reporter
Friday, September 20, 2013
A recruitment fair has been hailed a success after more than 2,000 people attended looking for jobs and advice.
The Work Redbridge Jobs and Training Fair gave residents a chance to get information on the latest vacancies from local employers and to get advice about their CVs.
Hugh Haughian, a team leader for the National Career Service, was overseeing information and advice sessions throughout the day, at Redbridge Town Hall.
He said they were telling people to tailor their CVs to each job they applied for.
He added: “People might have the experience but they are not getting the jobs they want, or have been made redundant and are out of practice looking for a job.”
Theresa Oxide, from Office Angels, said they had been given more than 300 CVs.
She said: “They are a higher calibre than we thought they would be.
“We have seen a lot of people who have been made redundant or who have relocated.”
Rubayet Munmun, from Sainsburys, said they had a lot of interest for jobs.
She added: “We have seen a few people we would be happy to recruit. This is a good chance for people to ask questions face-t-face before they apply for the job.”
Mariyam Gajia, 31, of Toronto Road, Ilford, said she was looking for a job in education after graduating.
“They have really helped with my CV,” she said. “They went through it and showed what I can do to improve it.”
Leader of Redbridge Council, Cllr Keith Prince, said the event was vital to help residents back into work.
“It is important to help people as getting a job can change people’s lives with proper training and help,” he said.
“It is important for us to contribute what we can to help people get a job and make them aware of training available.”