Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) April 17, 2013
The number of employers taking part in this year’s fair is up from last year. “A lot of employers were eager to join us again,” says Larry Chan, Employment Programs Manager with MOSAIC. “They see this as a great opportunity to meet hundreds of potential employees face-to-face.”
More than 2,000 job seekers attended last year’s fair and employers reported they were very impressed with the caliber of candidates.
According to Chan, “Employers often tell us that a format like this allows them to identify workers with a strong customer service ethic and a genuine commitment to their employer. A job fair is a great way to get to know people beyond just what’s on their resume.”
British Columbia is expecting to experience a million job openings in the next decade while the population is aging and the available work force is shrinking. With fewer workers available, savvy employers will continue to seek out innovative solutions to find the people they need.
The Vancouver Second Annual Job Fair on Thursday April 18th will run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. It’s at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, near MOSAIC’s WorkBC Employment Services Centre at 312 – 2555 Commercial Drive.
Among the high profile employers taking part are: the Fairmont Resorts and Hotels, Great Canadian Casinos, Fortinet Technologies, Purdys Chocolates and UPS. Given that health care is one of the fastest growing areas in the economy, a separate room has been set up to feature health care employers such as Vancouver Coastal Health, Health Match BC and Bayshore Home Health.
The Job Fair is open all job seekers in Metro Vancouver. Attendance is free
MOSAIC is one of British Columbia’s largest non-profit societies with a broad array of immigrant serving programs including employment and settlement services, family programs, free English language instruction and translation and interpretation services.
Two of MOSAIC's key employment programs include Skills Connect and Job Options. Skills Connect helps skilled immigrants find employment in their fields of expertise. Job Options assists new immigrants get their first work experience in Canada. MOSAIC's third major employment service is part of the Employment Program of B.C. In April 2012, MOSAIC opened the Vancouver Northeast Employment Centre, providing general and specialized services to all job seekers in the area.
Through the operation of the Vancouver Northeast Employment Centre as well as strategic partnerships in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Langley, MOSAIC’s skilled staff provide employment services to new Canadians as well as persons with disabilities, youth, Aboriginal people, francophone speakers, survivors of violence, and those who face multiple challenges and have difficulty finding employment.
Christian Saint Cyr, Job Fair Coordinator
Tel: 604-288-2424 / Email: csaintcyr(at)mosaicbc(dot)com