It's like a matchmaking event… matching employers with employees!
Barb Plett is the Employment Facilitator with Eastman Immigrant Services (EIS). She says excitement is growing for their in-person job fair, Thursday, March 16th from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Steinbach’s Pat Porter Active Living Centre.
“The Job Fair is open to everybody, immigrants and non-immigrants alike,” invites Plett. “Everybody in the community can come!”
She says at the moment they have 22 employers signed up to have booths at the Job Fair, representing a wide variety of industries: transportation, agriculture, community service, manufacturing, customer service, healthcare, and construction.
“Usually newcomers are open to anything,” shares Plett. “Some of them are coming with Master's degrees and realize they’ll have to start at the bottom and work their way up, which is unfortunate. So, if there are any businesses out there seeking to fill higher-level management jobs or project management administration, we'd love to hear from you!”
Plett also encourages job seekers to bring resumes with them when they attend the Job Fair.
“Definitely come with resumes so you can hand them out to employers. Some of them might have online applications, but at least you can meet them face to face, introduce yourself, and see if you're a good fit for their company.”
Over the course of the last two years, the Job Fair was virtual, so Plett says she’s excited for a return to the in-person event for their 13th annual Job Fair.
The Job Fair is a great way to let people know about local employment opportunities, and it’s also a great way for employers to find great new people to hire.
“Usually, we have about 500 people coming through! Hopefully, we'll get at least that many this time as well.”
The Job Fair is open to everyone, and costs nothing to attend – it’s free!
Plett invites all job-seekers to stop in anytime between 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 16th at the Pat Porter Active Living Centre, 10 Chrysler Gate in Steinbach.
To learn more, visit https://eastmanimmigrantservices.com/our-events/2023-job-fair/