Over 1200 job seekers passed through the doors of the Stansted Airport Jobs Fair in just a four hour period on Tuesday (28 February 2017).
The event, held for the first time at the Civic Centre in Harlow, was officially opened by the Chair of Harlow Council, Councillor Edna Stevens, and Councillor Tony Durcan, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration & Enterprise.
Nearly 40 airport companies, representing airlines, retailers, restaurants, hotels and transport providers, attended showcasing almost 400 full time and part time positions.
Marcella M’Rabety, Stansted’s Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, said:
“Stansted Airport is already the biggest single employment site in the East of England and home to over 12,000 workers but with passenger numbers set to top 25 million passengers this summer, new airlines like Jet2 arriving later this month and ambitious plans for a new £130 million arrivals building recently unveiled, hundreds more new jobs and long term careers are being created to cater for growing passenger numbers.”
Speaking at the event Councillor Tony Durcan, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration & Enterprise, said:
“The event is being supported and hosted by the Council as having a major international Airport within easy reach of Harlow can provide hundreds of different career opportunities for local people. We want local residents to be aware that there is help available with discounted travel and encourage them to consider a career working at the Airport.”
The Jobs Fair was organised by Stansted Airport in partnership with Harlow Council, Jobs Centre Plus and Stansted Airport Employment and Skills Academy.