WITH unemployment figures reaching an all time low across the country major employers will be in Harrow in a bid to get more people back in to work.
Latest figures from the National Office of Statistics show that just 71.5 per cent of people in Harrow are in employment and in the lead up to Christmas supermarket chain Tesco and social care experts Care UK are among the major employers looking to hire at the Xcite Employment Fair on Tuesday (December 6).
The fair, which has been put together by Harrow Council will be held at the Civic Centre from 11am to 3pm and career advice will come from other recruiters including Harrison Catering, Utility Warehous, Gentel Care and Caremark.
The event will also offer tailored career advice, information on training opportunities and employment support for residents.
Job seekers will also be able to access support and guidance on interview technique and writing that all important CV.
In the last 20 months the Xcite fairs have helped 100 people back into work including Adelina Teles from Harrow, who found a job at Debenhams in Harrow Town Centre after attending the last fair in October.
Speaking about the fair she said: “It is tough looking for work at the moment and sometimes it seems like there are not a lot of jobs available.
"The fair was so useful with lots of companies looking for staff.
“I managed to find work at Debenhams as a Sales Advisor but I wouldn’t have even known about this job unless I had gone there.
"If you’re looking for work, the Xcite Fair is a great place to start.”
Councillor Keith Ferry, portfolio holder for planning and economic development on Harrow Council, added: “We know it is tough for Harrow residents looking for jobs in the current climate and the Council is here to help.
“The Xcite Employment Fair is about putting local residents in touch with local employers.
“This is a great opportunity for anyone searching for work or looking for a change in career. It’s a chance to speak directly to companies looking for staff right now or to get expert advice on training. ”