St George, London's leading residential developer, hosted the third annual Jobs and Careers Fair at Imperial Wharf on Thursday 28th January 2010, to highlight the range of employment and training opportunities available throughout Hammersmith and Fulham.
In partnership with the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, the Imperial Wharf Jobs and Careers Fair provided an opportunity for local people to find out more about the variety of job prospects and training opportunities in the Borough. The event was officially opened by Greg Hands, MP for Hammersmith and Fulham, who was accompanied by local ward councillor, Councillor Steve Hamilton.
Visitors to the Imperial Wharf Jobs and Careers Fair 2010 were able to meet a range of organisations offering employment opportunities and job seeker advice, including Westfield's Work Zone. Visitors were able to obtain careers advice, gain support and assistance, access pre-employment training geared towards securing employment in the borough, book a CV clinic workshop, organise work placements, debts support and provide childcare support for those wishing to return to employment.
Greg Hands MP, Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury and MP for Hammersmith & Fulham said: "I am delighted to once again open the Imperial Wharf Jobs and Careers Fair. This event is organised by St George in partnership with the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham who are working so constructively together on employment and training initiatives. Given the current challenging economic climate it is really encouraging to see so many agencies here today to help people with careers advice, training and employment opportunities. This is a vital link between local people and local employment. If you are looking for a new role, this is the place to be.
Imperial Wharf is now really taking shape. I recently visited the development and saw the range of new facilities that have been provided in the Borough. This development really does now have something for everyone to enjoy. The Imperial Wharf railway station opened by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, links Imperial Wharf to Westfield shopping centre in only 9 minutes, providing vital public transport facilities for residents and the local community.
I am delighted by the success of the event and so pleased to see Westfield's Work Zone, Slivers of time, Sainsbury's, Karen Hardy Dance Studio and many more offering opportunities to the local community."
Ross Faragher, Managing Director of St George Central London commented, "We are once again delighted to host the annual Imperial Wharf Jobs and Careers Fair in partnership with the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. This is a valuable event to raise awareness of the wide range of training and employment opportunities within the retail, leisure and construction industries, including the nearby Westfield Shopping Centre. I am delighted to see so many agencies here today to assist job seekers and employers with over 30 roles available from local business."