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Bluewater jobs fayre reports record numbers

PUBLISHED: 10:18 22 September 2015 | UPDATED: 10:18 22 September 2015

Pictured left to right: District Operations Manager, Dept of Work and Pensions, Louise Leighton-McTague, Bluewater's Head of Marketing, David Wilkinson, Mayor of Dartford, Ian Armitt and MP for Dartford, Gareth Johnson.

Pictured left to right: District Operations Manager, Dept of Work and Pensions, Louise Leighton-McTague, Bluewater's Head of Marketing, David Wilkinson, Mayor of Dartford, Ian Armitt and MP for Dartford, Gareth Johnson.

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Bluewater's recruitment and training facility The Learning Centre reported a record number of attendees

Bluewater’s annual jobs fayre, produced by it’s recruitment and training centre, The Learning Centre, reported a record number of attendees last week.

The fayre took place on September 18 at the Upper Hall, Glow and welcomed more than 5,000 jobseekers, the most since the event started four years ago.

The fayre came after a report found Dartford borough had its lowest number of Jobseekers Allowance recipients in August since records began.

MP for Dartford Gareth Johnson, was at the fayre and said: “I am proud to have been invited to support the annual event and to have met some of the prospective employees and also the many retailers involved who are creating these opportunities.”

Over 80 of Bluewater’s leading retailers were offering more than 2,000 permanent and temporary jobs ahead of the busy Christmas period.

Robert Goodman, Bluewater’s General Manager commented on the event: “The 2015 Jobs Fayre was certainly a true success, having gone from strength to strength each year.”

“This year we saw the highest retailer engagement and support from many leading UK and international brands for a variety of new management roles and permanent positions compared to previous years.”

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