A free job fair offering employment opportunities and advice is returning to Braintree.

Braintree Council and Job Centre Plus are hosting the event at Causeway House, in Bocking End, on Saturday, March 17.

Hundreds of opportunities and vacancies will be on offer from businesses in industries like care, leisure, security, engineering, retails and many more.

Last year’s job fair was attended by more than 450 people.

Tom Cunningham, Councillor responsible for economic development, said: "The job fair has been running for 3 years now and have been going from strength to strength.

"We’ve seen many employers fill a range of positions and this year will again see plenty of job opportunities for residents.

"I’d encourage anyone wanting a new job, a change in career or are returning to work to come along.”

Visit www.braintree.gov.uk/jobfair.