Job fair leads to local employment

The BC Jobs Fair tour landed at Horton Ventures Inc.'s Community Employment Services (CES) office in 100 Mile House on March 7

Partner Assisted Learning literacy support worker Anita Price provided helpful information to Canim Lake Band employment co-ordinator Jesse Archie at the recent BC Jobs Fair at Community Employment Services.

Partner Assisted Learning literacy support worker Anita Price provided helpful information to Canim Lake Band employment co-ordinator Jesse Archie at the recent BC Jobs Fair at Community Employment Services.

The BC Jobs Fair tour landed at Horton Ventures Inc.’s (HVI) Community Employment Services (CES) office in 100 Mile House on March 7.

HVI employer services manager Ulli Vogler says it was a great success.

“It was awesome and we had an incredibly good turnout.

“With everybody who was there, [people] said it was well organized, well advertised, and everybody was happy with the outcome. They stayed busy the whole day; it was open 11 a.m.-6 p.m.”

She adds 430 people visited the jobs fair to check out the numerous employment opportunities showcased, and to speak to employers and other industry representatives presenting information at the booths.

“I know the RCMP did some good recruiting; they got some resumés in. And, I know that some local clients got employment out of the job fair; also, some incredible networking was done.”

The provincial government is sponsoring and organizing BC Jobs Fairs throughout the province, and Vogler notes 100 Mile House was in the second go-round of the program.

According to the provincial government organizers, an estimated total of 1,960 people were “aware” of the jobs fair, she says.

Vogler explains this figure includes anyone who saw the branding signage at the event, attended or participated at the fair, or works in the CES office.

For more information on upcoming BC Jobs Fairs in other communities, or for job search tools, skills and trades training information, visit the website at www.bcjobsplan.ca.