Jobs fair helps employers and the unemployed

Rachel Mallows, of The Mallows Company
Rachel Mallows, of The Mallows Company

More than 100 local jobs will be on offer at a free event in Wellingborough next month.

Wellingborough Council’s regular Rose event – real options for skills and employment – gives people who are out of work the chance to meet local employers and view vacancies.

The event also helps people with careers advice, CV writing, interview skills and job search techniques.

It will be held at Wellingborough Library, Pebble Lane, on Tuesday, November 4, with people invited to drop in between 10am and 1pm.

Councillor Peter Morrall, chairman of the council’s services committee, said: “ROSE is aimed at anyone who’s out of work, anyone who’s thinking of setting up their own business, and anyone looking for a change of career. It gives people really useful advice, practical support, and a chance to see what’s out there locally.

“Redundancy has affected a lot of people in our borough, which means that very skilled people are out of work through no fault of their own. People are often made redundant after many years with one company and haven’t had to apply for jobs, write CVs or attend interviews for a long time and the prospect of doing so can be very daunting.

“By dropping into the Rose event, we can help match people with potential employers and support them through the recruitment process.”

Alison Kelly from The Mallows Company, a business consultancy that organises the event for Wellingborough Council and the National Careers Service, said: “Employers like our Rose events as they get the opportunity to handpick skilled people to join their workforce, without going through expensive job ads.

“So it really is worthwhile for anyone who’s looking for work to come along to the event next month. Not only will they have the chance to get free advice, improve their skills and build their job-seeking confidence, but they’ll also gain access to genuine job opportunities that aren’t available elsewhere.”

More information is available from Alison Kelly on 01933 664 437 or