Building a strong local economy is key to creating jobs. I first worked at Trewins department store in 1979 and know how far Watford has come. Since then, I have run businesses and charities.
As Watford’s MP, I have used my experience to successfully campaign for investment in infrastructure and to help businesses move to our town and create jobs. Over the last seven years companies including Warner Bros, Morrisons, Wickes and Europcar have moved to Watford.
I really believe that my annual Watford Jobs Fair has helped hundreds of people find work or apprenticeships. Unemployment has halved in Watford, and its at the lowest level it's been in a decade!
The most recent one was 1st September 2017 and I will be confirming a date for this year's one soon.
The Watford Jobs Fair is a day-long event linking local companies with vacancies to those looking for a new job. With thanks to sponsors Camelot and intu Watford the fair is completely free for those looking for a job and exhibiting companies.
Please visit www.watfordjobsfair.co.uk to find out more. The website will be updated soon.
I believe the fairs are a success because they work in the way they are supposed to – they help people secure jobs. They are open to all, with managerial, full-time and technical jobs on offer, along with casual work for students, part-time roles for mums, first jobs and opportunities to change career. “
“I went to Richard’s fantastic Jobs Fair in June and spoke to BrightHouse and booked an interview! I now work at their Head Office in Watford.” - Mwila Mulenga