1,000 local jobseekers head to RHP's ONE Event
Published by Eddie for Richmond Housing Partnership Limited in Housing and also in Communities, Education, Local Government
Dr Vince Cable opens RHP's ONE Event 2013
Local people flocked to RHP’s job & training event at York House, Twickenham, on Thursday 3 October. The housing association’s third annual ONE Event saw 25 local and national employers showcase over 100 live vacancies and expert employment consultants helped visitors polish their CVs and submit applications for a variety of roles.
The event was opened by Dr Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills and MP for Twickenham. Dr Cable also attended a breakfast round table event designed to highlight how local employers could maximise opportunities for people to find work in and around the Borough.
Dr Cable says: “Lots of local people find it hard to get work despite the fact that there are local vacancies, so finding a system to match people with the right jobs is really important. The work that RHP and other local employers are doing to help people who lack confidence or skills into real work is really proactive and I think it’s absolutely terrific.”
Visitors to the ONE Event were overwhelmingly positive about the help they were given to search for work, including a fantastic range of sessions giving hints and tips on how to make CVs and cover letters stand out from the crowd.
RHP is also working with its customers to boost skills and get them on the path to work with local job clubs, accredited training courses and a scheme that provides free clothing for interview.
To find out more please visit www.rhp.org.uk