Record Attendance at Watford Jobs fair

Richard Harrington MP welcomed record attendance at his eighth annual Watford Jobs Fair, as 4,500 people attend. 

Up to 70 companies including Warner Bros, John Lewis, DHL, The Watford Observer, Medtronic, Hilton, Toad Hall Nursery, YO! Sushi and more were all present, advertising more than 1,000 vacancies to would-be employees.

The Watford Jobs Fair also offers interactive training, one-to-one support and access to digital workshops. 

The Watford Jobs was founded by Richard Harrington MP. It's a day long event linking local companies with vacancies to those looking for a job. It is generously sponsored by Camelot and intu. 

Richard Harrington, MP for Watford and Founder of Watford Jobs Fair said: " I'm delighted to have organised another successful jobs fair!

I'm proud that unemployment has halved in Watford since 2010, and I like to think a little bit of that can be credited to our annual jobs fair. I'm looking forward to planning next year's already!"  

Alok Sharma, Employment Minister at the Department for Work and Pensions, who opened the fair, said: “I was invited by Richard Harrington to formally open the Watford Jobs fair.

“This is a fantastic initiative and opportunity for people to come and find new jobs or develop interview techniques.”

Alexander Nicoll, Corporate Responsibility Director for intu, said: “The greatest contribution we can make is to create employment within the community and to focus on long term investment.

“It’s about creating something the people of Watford can be proud of and to continue to grow year on year – this is a partnership.”

Sinead Hanafin, recruitment and business partner for Warner Bros in Leavesden, said: “We came last year and hired around eight people from that event.

“We like to recruit within our community and we are really passionate about having that relationship – it’s nice to give something back.”