Candidates search the job descriptions at Fernie Alpine Resort for their upcoming season at their job fair held on Oct. 16 and Oct. 17.

Fernie Alpine Resort hosted job fair

Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) hosted a job fair this past weekend, looking to hire workers for the upcoming winter season.

Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) hosted a job fair this past weekend, looking to hire workers for the upcoming winter season.

The fair was held at the resort and organizers were happy with the turn out.

“I think we’ve had a very good turn out. There have been lots of people from all over the world turn up and some really nice applicants turning up as well,” said Sarah Smith, a host at the event.

Roughly 150 people came to the event over Oct. 16 and Oct. 17, and people with the right attitude and skills were hired on the spot. There were also other resources available, such as information on how to set up a mailing address at the post office, how to open a bank account, and where to look for accommodation for the winter.

Most of the attendees were from overseas, but there were a few locals interested in positions.

“We’ve some kiwis, some Australians, lots of Europeans who have come over who heard about Fernie from their friends. A few Canadians as well, which is good to see,” said Smith. “A few people from Fernie, Sparwood and Hosmer as well.”

FAR is set to open in early December.