Grey County expands job fair

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Grey County is urging employers who need workers to register for a large job fair coming up later this month.

Last year, over 1,000 job seekers attended the fair, and it continues to grow. In fact, there are two locations this year.

“Businesses around Grey are looking for employees with all different types of skills and backgrounds,” said Jacinda Rudolph, economic development officer with Grey County. “With one of the lowest unemployment rates in the province, Grey County is full of opportunities for meaningful employment. We want job seekers from all over to know how great of a place this is to live and raise a family and we’re promoting the job fair beyond our own borders.”

The first job fair is February 20 at the Bayshore Community Centre, and the second will take place at John Diefenbaker Secondary School in Hanover on February 27.

The Owen Sound location job fair will run from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the arena floor.

The job fair at John Diefenbaker Secondary School in Hanover will run from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A student-only job fair will be held earlier in the afternoon.

“Grey County is proud to partner with the Town of Hanover, Municipality of West Grey and the YMCA to support a second job fair in the southwestern end of Grey County,” said Rudolph.

Booths at the regional job fair in Owen Sound sold out the past two years which prompted the expansion. Employers are expected from all nine local Grey County municipalities. Employers from outside of the County are also welcome if they employ locally and support the regional economy.

“These job fairs aren’t just for just Owen Sound and Hanover. They are for all of Grey County,” said Rudolph. “We have job seekers coming and looking for jobs in several different communities. We encourage employers from across the County to register now so they don’t miss out on the chance to meet their perfect candidate.”

The regional job fairs are collaborative events supported by Grey County, the YMCA Owen Sound, Georgian College, the City of Owen Sound, the Four County Labour Market Planning Board and other partners.

Employers can now register for their booth online at www.madeingrey.ca.