1,000 flock to Post's jobs and training event
MORE than 1,000 people flocked to a recruitment and training fair in Swansea — with one firm snapping up 14 new members of staff on the spot.
The Evening Post-organised event at the Waterfront Museum saw a range of organisations from call centres to the Open University setting out their stalls.
Among the employers at the fair was financial claims company CCS Review, which is based in Swansea's Maritime Quarter.
Liam Clarke, marketing co-ordinator at the firm, said he had been impressed by the quality of the job seekers who attended.
He said "From our point of view the day couldn't have gone any better — we couldn't have asked for any more.
"Some excellent candidates came along — and we were able to offer 14 people jobs then and there.
"Seven of them will be starting work next week, and the other seven in two weeks time.
"We also identified several people who had potential to be team leaders with us.
"We were also able to do some networking with other firms and organisations, which was very useful."
He added that the firm, which currently employs around 70 people, was hoping to recruit an additional 20 members of staff over the coming months.
Emma Boat, education media advisor at the Evening Post, said she was delighted with how the event went — and pleased people had found employment.
She said: "I am extremely pleased with how at the recruitment and training event went, and was very proud to a part of it.
"Turnout and the venue was excellent with more than 1,000 visitors through the door.
"People were even employed on the day which is very positive for the Swansea community."