Westfield Corporation | Sustainability Report 2018 | 44
Westfield London The Village at Westfield Topanga
In 2017, Westfield Corporation continued to build upon its well-established “Job
Creation & Entrepreneurial Support” program across each of our centres.
In the United Kingdom, Westfield London’s community focus continues to be
on creating local job and training opportunities. During 2017 we delivered an
important Employment & Training Strategy in partnership with London Borough
of Hammersmith & Fulham (LBHF). Westfield is working on several initiatives
to help members of the community find a career through one of the 8,000 new
jobs that will be available at the centre in Spring 2018 as part of the expansion.
Upon completion, the centre will have created 20,000 new jobs for London.
For the sixth-year running, Westfield
London hosted the annual London
Job Show which attracted around
100,000 people. The 2017 London
Job Show was held over two
days in April and showcased over
60 employers and thousands of
employment opportunities from
various industries including retail,
hospitality and financial services.
The free event provided the ideal
opportunity for potential employers
and employees to connect.
In addition to hosting the annual
Job Show, Westfield London is also
home to WorkZone, an organisation
working in partnership with
Hammersmith & Fulham Council and
Westfield London, to provide a free
recruitment service that helps local
people become employed. These
employment services exist to:
support local residents to help
connect retailers and contractors
to recruit within the area;
provide access to the latest
available jobs locally;
deliver skills training and guidance
to prepare job seekers for
WorkZone also offers various
apprenticeships to train people for
the next stage in their career covering
construction, customer service and
retail and hospitality.