2,000 cram into jobs fair

Around 2,000 students were at a jobs fair in Reading today. One hundred firms were at the event including biopharmacy, bluechip and volunteering firms.

Keen job hunters attend fair

by Kate Bunkall

It's being described as the biggest blow to retail since the collapse of Woolworths. Tonight hundreds of people from our region who work for the electrical chain Comet are waiting to hear their fate - after the company announced it's the latest high street firm to go into administration.

The news comes on the day that thousands of youngsters attended a jobs fair at Reading University, trying to get a foot in the door with local firms. But as Kate Bunkall reports - there is a lot of competition.

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