Job seekers brave weather to make Ammanford jobs fair a success
10:00am Monday 4th November 2013 in Ammanford news
SCORES of job seekers braved the pouring rain in Ammanford on Fridayto attend the jobs fair organised by MP Jonathan Edwards and AM Rhodri Glyn Thomas.
In what was a first for the area, eighteen businesses and organisations set up their stalls at the Aman Centre, Ammanford, ready to offer employment and training opportunities within their organisations.
A mix of private businesses, public and third sector organisations were on hand to offer jobs, apprenticeships and volunteering positions to those looking for work or to up skill.
Mr Edwards, who co-ordinated the fair, said the event achieved exactly what he had set out to do – to help put people on a career path. The jobs fair looks set to become an annual feature as Mr Edwards says he's keen to host the event again next year.
“I'm grateful to the 18 private businesses, public and third sector organisations which held a stall at the first jobs fair in the Amman Valley," he said.
“Speaking with companies during the event, I was encouraged to hear that they would be contacting some people that afternoon to discuss starting a job. We therefore achieved what I had set out to do – to help set someone on a career path.
“The fair was a great way for job seekers and those looking for a range of opportunities in volunteering, training or an apprenticeship to chat directly with employers and get to understand a job in a way no application form or job description can do.
“We ended the event slightly earlier than anticipated due to the poor weather, but that took nothing away from the success of the day and the reality that some left the event with strong prospects of employment.
“The successful jobs fair has shown that despite the challenging economic climate there are jobs out there."
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