Businesses invited to secure their spot to hire new employees in Herefordshire

Award-winning supported employment and training charity, Landau, is organising its second Hereford job fair to help even more people across the county into work.

Following the success of its first Hereford jobs fair in October 2021, the charity is hosting a larger spring event at the Shell Store in Rotherwas on Wednesday, April 27.

The free event will bring together national, regional, and local organisations that are actively recruiting, as well as providing job seekers with support and advice on their search.

Caroline Richardson, head of employment services at Landau, said: “We’re inviting businesses who want to exhibit at the jobs fair and showcase their vacancies to job seekers to register their interest as soon as possible.

“We know the past few years have been challenging and this positive, inclusive event will bring together a range of businesses across Herefordshire. Alongside the jobs fair, we will also be incorporating a networking session so that those exhibiting can share details and opportunities with other organisations too.”

The free event is being delivered in partnership with The Marches Growth Hub, Hereford Enterprise Zone and Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce and will begin with the business networking session at 10am. Doors will open to the public to meet potential employers at 12noon, and registration to exhibit or attend is free to everyone.

Caroline added: “The jobs fair that we held in October was hugely successful — with over 580 vacancies promoted at the event and a significant proportion of people finding employment as a result. We hope the spring edition will be just as popular with employers and job seekers alike.”

Each year Landau supports in the region of 3,000 individuals back into the workplace or into training schemes through its specialist support. Last year it was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its work in Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility).

Companies interested in exhibiting at the event can secure their spot for free by contacting Landau’s employment engagement officer Karina Cullen on 07719555178 or by emailing k[email protected]