AROUND 1,000 visitors attended the Argus Jobs Fair at the Brighton Dome yesterday.

A steady flow of people either looking for work or a career change visited the event, which ran from 11am until 4pm.

Exhibitors included the Army, Legal & General, Hilton Brighton Metropole, Skills Training UK and Hove College.

Argus advertisement director Richard Harmer said the day was a great success.

He said: “This was by far our most successful jobs fair and I want to thank everyone involved.

“There were 20 great stands but the real success was the high level of footfall throughout the day.

“It isn’t easy being in the marketplace looking for a new job so we hope to have made a difference today.”

Tracey Tyler, care manager at Henfield-based Cherish Care, said Brighton was a key target area for her business.

She said: “Brighton is very good for us because Henfield is so close. We employ around 20 staff and we have 50 clients.

“All of us live locally and we are proud that we understand the local community.

“Our key pledge is that we do not want to compromise on quality. Our care is very individual and meaningful.”

Burgess Hill-based WPM processes specialists and payment experts within the higher and further education sectors.

Holly Smith, who works in internal recruitment, said: “We employ around 30 people and it can sometimes be challenging to recruit the right people.

“Our software development is a niche product.”

WPM is on the lookout for new staff in business development, account management, customer support, marketing and software development.

The Argus has already made a date for its next Jobs Fair – April 12, 2018.

Organiser Tina Daniels said: “Our commitment is to hold two jobs fairs next year.

“Today has shown there is great demand for such events and we will be looking to grow and add new attractions.

“Brighton and Hove remains a thriving city and there are clearly plenty of job opportunities.”