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Where to find ad hoc workers?

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flowertot Fri 01-Nov-13 23:46:59

We need help selling our products at shows but only ad hoc. Where do I advertise for people like that? Job agencies have not worked for us, any advice?

MerryMarigold Sat 02-Nov-13 09:47:29

I'll do it. Where are you?

Seriously, wouldn't the local job centre do it? Or perhaps even mumsnet local.

Kikithecat Sat 02-Nov-13 09:58:59

you could use
I have used it to do freelance ad hoc jobs.

flowery Sat 02-Nov-13 13:59:50

It probably depends to a large extent on what you mean by "help selling our products" and what skills these people need to have. Do you need experienced sales people who can close a deal on an expensive product in a high pressure environment, or someone who can stand there and take payments for items.

TheFarSide Sat 02-Nov-13 14:06:27


Quodlibet Sat 02-Nov-13 14:07:53

Off-duty actors are good for that kind of stuff. Or try using a promotions company who will vet and source staff for you? Like this one

flowertot Sat 02-Nov-13 15:17:43

Thanks everyone really helpful. Off to look at those websites now. Looking for Fri and Sat at Olympia next week.

damejudydench Sat 02-Nov-13 22:04:34


joblessandpregnant Tue 05-Nov-13 02:26:18


I am available next weekend for Olympia.

In the past I was a graduate recruiter so attended a lot of graduate fairs etc.

Many Thanks


Blankiefan Thu 07-Nov-13 12:48:28

Try students through local universities. They usually have "job shops" where they'll advertise jobs. Often they are part of the Students Unions...

Leopoldina Thu 07-Nov-13 12:53:34

oh god this gives me flashbacks to the three days I spent slicing a giant mortadella sausage at Olympia exhibition centre...

if you don't want to go via agencies because of the fees, try student recruitment services.

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