“Helping young people get off on the right foot is so important,” says Arlas Gilles, a Youth Hiring Fair organizer with The City of Calgary. “This event provides opportunities for youth to get the experience they need to build confidence and skills in the job market. A strong and productive workforce ultimately benefits our city as a whole.”
Only hiring fair exclusively for youth
|Mike Schmidt lined up hours ahead|
Today’s event features more than 5,000 full-time, part-time, seasonal and career opportunities offered by over 80 local employers.
|Mack Skorpack of Shakers|
“It seems like there will be a lot of jobs here - a lot of big companies,” said Schmidt as he waited for the doors to open. “I heard there will be on-the-spot interviews.”
More than 80 local employers on hand
Employers, such as Shakers Fun Centre, were equally happy to see so many qualified young people with the potential to fill needed roles within their organizations.
“We hire 40-50 positions around this time of year for summer jobs,” said Mack Skorpack of Shakers. “It would be ideal if we could fill those positions here today.”
For more information regarding the Youth Hiring Fair and opportunities to participate next year, visit www.nextsteps.org.
More photos can be found on Flickr!