On Friday November 20th 2015 Genesis Housing Association held its latest employment fair at the Redmond Community Centre in Woodberry Down, working in Partnership with Manor House Development Trust (MHDT). The objective from the outset was to bring over 20 employers together in one location and provide access to over 50 live vacancies including administration, hospitality, customer service, child care and fitness jobs and match them to Hackney residents.
105 job seekers attended on the day and made the most of their chance to talk directly with employers, training providers and we also had Genesis’ in house enterprise and business start-up officer present to provide advice to those looking to go into self-employment. The successes of the day began early as one of the attendees John was actually offered a job at the beginning of the day and his response was “I wasn’t sure about coming today but I am so pleased I did, as I have managed to find a job that suits my needs”.
Christopher, a representative of one the employers Admiral Group said “I thought today was really well organised and our hosts were very friendly”. This was seconded by Tina of the Plus Team Training who said she would definitely attend the next fair as she had a very successful day engaging a large number of attendees that she had been able to help with their CVs. She said “ I met a lot of people where their CVs were letting them down in respect of finding jobs. Because of the jobs fair I was able to provide support in updating CVs and offering advice on unique selling points to a lot of people today.”
The event was supported a fantastic set of community volunteers who did an amazing job in meeting, greeting and taking registrations from the participants and collected lots of information on how many more people were positively impacted by the event, and this will be used to enhance the experience for job seekers at the next Woodberry Down Jobs fair that will take place early in 2016.
For more information on future jobs fairs and employment support on Woodberry Down, get in touch with Abdul on 0203 819 5613