Fall Community Job Fair

Looking for new work or employees? Get ready for the job fair on Oct. 24.

Staff at the Elk Valley Employment Centre on 2nd Avenue can help you get ready for the job fair on Oct. 24. Left to right: Amy Boeckner- business services coordinator

Looking for a new job isn’t a favourite activity for most people but the Fall Community Job Fair in Fernie this October can help.

The Elk Valley Employment Centre (EVEC) is hosting this year’s job fair at the Fernie Community Centre on Thursday, October 24 from 2 to 5 pm.

“Employers and job seekers are invited to attend the event,” said Amy Boeckner. “Don’t miss out on securing your next great job or meeting your next great hire. In an age where most jobs require online applications, job fairs are a great and rare opportunity to make personal connections.”

Various businesses will be on site hiring for seasonal and permanent positions. Companies and businesses like Mow and Snow, Fernie Lodging Company, Teck Coal Ltd., Vitality Body and Mind, Island Lake Lodge and Fernie Alpine Resort have registered to attend as of September 19. To see which employers have confirmed attendance, check the Elk Valley Employment facebook page.

If you need help preparing your resume or want to brush up on how to make the right first impression, visit the EVEC office. Their Fernie office is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. The Sparwood kiosk at the Chamber of Commerce is open every Tuesday from 10 am to 3 pm. All employment services, including printing and computer use, are free.

Employer’s must reserve a space and register with the Elk Valley Employment Centre by Friday, October 18.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to collect a substantial amount of resumes and conduct on the spot pre-screening interviews. Employers from across the region are invited to attend.

“Last year’s job fair featured over 20 employers on site hiring for both seasonal and permanent positions,” said Boeckner. “Employers were recruiting for roughly 200 positions that needed filled and approximately 200 people walked through the doors.  It was a great diverse group of job seekers and employers.”

“Our key message is that the fair is open to everyone and a great chance to make a personal connection with an employer. This can be hard in a time when often one is asked to email or apply online.”

For more information about the community job fair, please contact the Elk Valley Employment Centre at (250) 423-4204 or go to www.ekemployment.org/Elk_Valley/

 

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