In March, more than 1,200 job seekers and 125 employers connected through the Grey Bruce Virtual Job Fair to explore 1,500 local job opportunities.
As a response to this high demand, a second Grey Bruce Virtual Job Fair focused on student and seasonal opportunities will take place Wednesday, April 7 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Registration is now open for job seekers through www.grey.ca. There is no cost to participate, and job seekers are encouraged to register early and build their profiles. Employment service providers are available to help registrants update their resumes and highlight their skills for prospective employers. During the fair, job seekers and employers will have the opportunity to connect through one-on-on text chat, audio, and video.
Registration is also open for interested employers at www.madeingrey.ca/ but are limited to the first 50 qualifying employers. Registered employers will have the opportunity to build a virtual booth and view the profiles of job seekers.
Multiple sectors will be represented at the job fair, offering student and seasonal opportunities. Some of the registered employers include The Miller Group, Pinecrest Manor, Owen Sound Ledgerock, Grey Bruce Construction Ltd., Coconut Joe’s, Bruce Anchor Motel and Cruises, Seasons Retirement Communities and more.
The 2021 Grey Bruce Virtual Job Fair: Student and Seasonal Edition is a partnership between YMCA Employment Services, Grey County, Bruce County, VPI Solutions, the Four County Labour Market Planning Board, Georgian College, the City of Owen Sound and the Grey Bruce Local Immigration Partnership.
Continued Sponsorship from Communitech, Digital Main Street and FedDev is making this event possible by covering the costs of this innovative, user-friendly virtual platform.
For questions about the job fair, contact Linda Alexander, Programs Director at YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-371-9222 ext.228.