Gosport business to sponsor employment fair in town

AN EXPANDING business is sponsoring an annual jobs fair visited by hundreds of people.

Monday, 25th January 2016, 6:30 am

Huhtamaki is the headline sponsor of the Gosport Business and Employment Fair.

The exhibition brings in a range of firms from defence and health to companies offering apprenticeships.

Dez Timmiss, Huhtamaki general manager, said: ‘We currently employ around 370 employees, plus contract temporary workers. However, we will see a major expansion of our Gosport site that will secure its long-term future, benefiting both employees and the community.

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‘We were keen to not only be an exhibitor but also the headline sponsor of the event.’

Chairman of Gosport council’s economic development board, Cllr Stephen Philpott added: ‘The fair helps people find jobs, gain new skills, or start a business. It also gives employers the chance to recruit staff and to promote career opportunities.’

The event is on Thursday, from 1pm until 7pm at Gosport Leisure Centre, off Forest Way.