A Hereford job fair, which showcased more than 500 job vacancies in the region, has been hailed a huge success by organisers and attendees alike.
The event, which was organised by award-winning supported employment and training charity, Landau, welcomed over 125 job seekers through the doors to meet with 27 organisations that were actively recruiting for new employees.
Caroline Richardson, Head of Employment Services at Landau, said the event demonstrated the range of recruitment opportunities for jobseekers across the area.
“We’ve received some fantastic feedback from many of the jobseekers and employers we welcomed to the event — with reports of interviews and job offers being made just days later.
“We know it is a really challenging time for individuals that are out of work at the moment, particularly with many of the barriers that came hand in hand with Covid-19 restrictions.
“However, we wanted to demonstrate to people that now is the perfect time to be proactive in your job search as there are some fantastic opportunities out there.”
Prospective employees were welcomed by organisations from a range of sectors including retail, construction and hospitality, and a team of specialist employment advisers were also on hand to provide support to anyone needing additional help to access employment.
One jobseeker said of the event: “I’ve always struggled to put together a good CV that shows off my skills, but the Hereford Jobs Fair has been incredible — there are plenty of vacancies and the range of employers is amazing.”
Landau supports around 3,000 individuals back into the workplace or into training schemes through its specialist support each year.
Earlier this year, the organisation was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Promoting Opportunities to those facing social mobility barriers.