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Our Annual Job Fair was a Success!

March 28, 2019

Turnout was fantastic for World Skills’ second annual job fair with registration selling out in the first 24 hours! Over 200 clients and more than 20 employers were in attendance.

 

On March 19, 2019, World Skills hosted our annual job fair in partnership with CESOC (Conseil Économique et Social d’Ottawa Carleton) at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre. The event was a huge success with more than 80 positions available in a variety of sectors and industries.

We would like to sincerely thank all the amazing employers who participated including: ABI, Aerotek, BRIGIL, CDS Building Movers, CLV Group, Desjardins, Demo Works, Hansen Lawn and Garden, Ikea, LiveWell, Nutra 2000, Nutri-Lawn, Ontario Ministry of Community and Correctional Services, Rogers Communications, Shopify, Spark Lifecare, Sysco Tannis, Tangent Building Systems, The AIM Group, The Ottawa Hospital.

We would also like to thank our partners from Agilec, Catholic Centre for Immigrants, In-TAC, Ottawa Community Loan Fund, Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre, Somali Centre for Family Services, and Vanier Community Service Centre who were present to offer their services to job seekers.

We received phenomenal feedback from both the clients who participated as well as the employers:

“[There were a] wide variety of potential employees. Dedicated and committed prospects” – Employer

 “We have had great success at World Skills Job Fairs” – Lois Gosselin, CDS

“[The job fair was] a great opportunity to expand diversity in your workplace” – Employer

“I met with many employers and gave them my resume. I discovered a job that I am capable of doing but I didn’t know that it was known as a job in Canada” – Job Seeker

“Volunteers were there to give us directions and the way you planned this event was perfect” – Job Seeker

“The most valuable outcome was having the opportunity to connect with local employers and job seekers” – Job Seeker

We’re looking forward to our next job fair and in the meantime we’ll continue working with employers and community partners to support the integration of newcomers into the local labour market. If you are an employer with hiring needs, connect with us and we’ll work together to help you hire and retain great employees.

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Dear clients, volunteers, employers, partners and stakeholders; due to the special circumstances related to COVID-19, from March 17, 2020 and until further notice, our employment services are being offered remotely using e-mail, telephone, and other available technologies.

We have made an effort to transition all our services online which include: job search workshops, employer events, language courses, individualized employment counselling, intake and assessment of new clients, re-assessment of existing clients, pre-screening candidates for job opportunities, our resume clinic, among other services.

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