Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Youth Employment Centre’s Summer Hiring Fair to Help Youth to Find Ideal Job

The City of Calgary is hosting a Summer Hiring Fair for 15 to 24 year olds to connect with employers hiring in the Calgary area.

The Youth Employment Centre (YEC) is hosting the April 12, event at Stampede Park’s Big Four Building from 1:30 to 6 p.m.

“The market has rebounded from last year’s downturn and we’re seeing an increased number of jobs for youth,” said Lisa Duke, Community Liaison with the YEC. “This is a great time for youth to be engaging employers and applying for jobs.”

The Summer Hiring Fair provides an ideal environment for youth to meet face-to-face with at least 80 potential employers, giving youth a chance to discuss their skills and abilities to potential employers. This free fair will feature more than 5,000 full-time, part-time and seasonable jobs for which the potential employers are hiring.

“Employers are looking to connect with the youth market and still recognize the need to hire young people,” said Duke. “We find employers that hire youth are welcoming the new generation’s perspective and the energy they bring to the workplace.”
Youth are encouraged to bring their resumes and questions for recruiters. Some employers will be conducting on-the-spot interviews.

YEC provides free year-round career planning and employment services to Calgary youth, ages 15 to 24. Amongst YEC’s numerous career-development opportunities are hiring fairs, career counselling, resume assessment, job postings, and job search assistance.

For a list of companies attending the fair, please visit http://yec.nextsteps.ca/index.html.

YEC is funded by The City of Calgary, The Government of Alberta and Family and Community Support Services. YEC is a partner with the Calgary Achievement Centre for Youth.

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