Having a hard time finding a job? Oct. 22 could be your lucky day.
More than 20 local employers are gathering at Interior Savings Centre from noon to 4 p.m. to find suitable employees.
“The Kamloops Hiring Fair 2013 is the largest local hiring event that is free for job seekers to attend and free for employers to participate,” said Kevin Watt of Open Door Group, which is organizing the event. “It’s important to create an opportunity that ensures everyone who wants to attend can attend.”
Companies already signed on include Starbucks, NRI Distribution, KGHM (Ajax Mine), Investors Group, Sun Peaks Resort, TRU, Arrow Transport, Tim Hortons, Metafore IT, RCMP, Axis Family Resources, Tolko, Excel Personnel and TQM Consulting.
Organizers report that many job seekers feel that the biggest barrier to employment is getting the opportunity to meet with an employer that is hiring to get a foot in the door.
Watt suggests that job seekers be ready to hand over resumes as well as promote their skills and experiences.
“The purpose is to . . . develop a network of local professional contacts while also giving both sides a chance to ask questions,” he said.
Participant registration is not required.