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City bid to tap into the East End's pool of talent

PUBLISHED: 16:32 28 May 2008 | UPDATED: 13:19 05 October 2010

A RECRUITMENT drive has been put into gear to encourage the unemployed in London’s deprived East End to think about working for the City Corporation. Bosses at the Guildhall held the first of their recruitment workshops on Thursday (May 22) for job agencies in the City Fridge areas bordering the Square Mile such as Tower Hamlets and Hackney.

A RECRUITMENT drive has been put into gear to encourage the unemployed in London's deprived East End to think about working for the City of London Corporation.

Bosses at the Guildhall held the first of their recruitment workshops on Thursday (May 22) for job agencies in the City Fridge areas bordering the Square Mile such as Tower Hamlets and Hackney.

"We want to tap into the wealth of people right on our doorstep," said the authority's Policy and Resources chairman Stuart Fraser.

"We're providing opportunities for those who may never have considered a career in the City."

Stuart himself started work as a messenger 40 years ago and worked his way into a City properous career.

The recruitment workshop showed how to prepare potential candidates for the application and interview process.

The City Corporation employs a staff of 3,500 and also runs apprenticeships, work experience placements and training while advertising its vacancies in local newspapers in fringe boroughs.


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