Jobs fair


Eagle House in Landgate was built for the manager of Alfred Leney’s Eagle Brewery.  The firm closed in about 1908, and Geoff Scotcher bought the works for use as a builders’ yard. Burnhams, which was developed into residential housing, and their former offices were at number 3 Landgate just around the corner, where the hand made rug shop is now.

Eagle House was leased from Mr Scotcher at some point and used as the local employment centre, then at some stage, Burnhams occupied Eagle House for further office space.

It is fitting therefore that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) or job centre as we used to know it, is to hold a jobs fair at the Brewery Yard Club, adjacent to Eagle House, on Wednesday, July 27 between 10am and 12pm.

A jobs fair, right in the heart of Rye

As the DWP has no budget to finance these events, they rely solely on local businesses like the Brewery Yard Club to help by hosting these events by offering their space, free of charge.

For employers: the DWP will start to invite those whom they know in Rye, particularly in the hospitality sector who are really struggling at present. They collate CVs for the businesses who are too busy or unable to attend and, for those employers who are able to come along, the DWP will facilitate “speed dating” style interviews at the jobs fair.

For job seekers: the DWP aims to promote the people on Universal Credit in Rye but it is not exclusive and is open to all and a great way to network in comfortable and relaxing surroundings.

Calling employers and potential employees, help is at hand.

Image Credits: Nick Forman , DWP .

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  1. A sign of the times when a jobs fair is held in a pub, I remember back in the 60’s when a job fair in Rye filled the school hall in New Road.
    Of course back then the military would have been well represented which would be frowned on by some sections of the community.

  2. There is a rail strike on this day, my elder son will not be able to get there, and I expect that to be the case for many others.


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