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Workers Wanted In CK

Hundreds of jobs are up for grabs at a giant job fair in Chatham.

Kristy Jacobs, project manager with the Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board, says 25 employers from 12 sectors are looking to fill nearly 500 positions.

Jacobs says the event will help employers meet more applicants to fill their vacancies quicker.

“Anything from general labour to A-Z truck driving to very specialized positions,” says Jacobs.

The job fair takes place at the John Bradley Centre in Chatham on Wednesday, October 11 from 2pm until 7pm.

Jacobs says it’s a great opportunity for job seekers to learn more about career options and workplaces in Chatham-Kent.

“Hey, let’s just see what the flavour is in the community, let’s see if people are interested. So, we put it out to employers and asked are you still looking to hire and if we were to do a community job fair, would you be interested and what would be a good time? Overwhelmingly the response came back, yes we would be interested,” Jacobs says.

Jacobs says job seekers attending the job fair can update their resumes with an Employment Resource Centre advisor.

“You hear so many times and it’s completely understandable because people get upset and depressed in their job search that there’s no jobs, we can’t find any jobs and to me this is an overwhelming response saying there are jobs, we’re going to help you find them and here they are,” says Jacobs.

The following employers will be ready to speak with job seekers:

  • Manufacturing Employers: US Ecology, AarKel Tool and Die Ltd, Presteve Foods Limited, Great Lakes Food Company, On Point Precision MFG Inc, Schinkel’s Legacy
  • Construction Employers: Bryan’s Drywall, Advanced Basement Systems
  • Child Care Employers: Growing Together Family Resource Centre
  • Food Services Employers: Subway, Tim Hortons, Swiss Chalet
  • Healthcare Employers: Chatham Kent Health Alliance
  • Long Term Care Employers: Park Street Place Retirement Residence, River View Gardens
  • Customer Service Employers: YA, Concentrix Corp, TekSavvy Solutions Inc
  • Marketing Employers: Intellitix Technologies Inc
  • Agricultural Services Employers: Nipissing Game Farm Inc, Peeters Mushrooms Inc
  • Social Services Employers: Community Living Chatham-Kent
  • Financial Services Employers: SunLife Financial
  • Recruitment Employers: Renaissance Personnel