Surge of visitors to Newsquest's virtual jobs fair

Surge of visitors to Newsquest's virtual jobs fair

Surge of visitors to Newsquest's virtual jobs fair

First published in News

A SURGE of online visitors greeted the launch of the Virtual Jobs Fair being run by the Thurrock Gazette’s sister paper, the Echo.

More than 400 potential jobseekers checked out on its first day alone when it went live last week.

Sarah Sanderson, digital commercial manager, Newsquest Essex, said: “Visitors were clicking on the site within a few moments of its activation on Monday. “The pace hasn’t let up since. There has been huge interest.”

The unique virtual facility replicates familiar real-world jobs fairs. Visitors to the site can move from stand to stand on their pad, laptop or mobile screen.

Sarah said: “Anyone checking out the job market can take a look at a potential employer’s organisation’s profile, and check out the current vacancies. They can do it at any time, any place, 24/7.”

While jobseekers search out vacancies, those with jobs to offer have the opportunity to book a virtual stand.

And instead of a display running for just one or two days, as it would at a bricks and mortar jobs fair, the stand and its wares remain on show for a three month period.

Sarah said: “In the Virtual Jobs Fair, we have what we believe is the most technically advanced and wide ranging site of its type in the south-east.”

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