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NHS jobs fair despite recession

Royal Berkshire Hospital
The health trust is one of Reading's largest employers

A health trust in Berkshire says it is supporting the local economy by holding a jobs fair despite the UK recession.

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust has 60 vacancies to fill and is hosting a recruitment fair on Friday.

The trust is one of the largest employers in Reading - with 4,500 staff - and was rated "excellent" in a Healthcare Commission report last year.

Staff are on hand to offer advise at the recruitment drive at Reading's Town Hall all day.

Clare Edmondson, director of human resources, said: "As an organisation we are not looking to make job cuts - in fact we are seeking to fill around 60 posts a month.

"The recruitment fair is aimed at giving people an opportunity to come along and meet us and find out more about working as a member of our team."

Departments taking part in the recruitment fair include: Elderly care, portering and housekeeping, intensive care and cardiology.



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