Virtual Job Fair event being held in attempt to address labour shortages

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Partners of the Grey Bruce Virtual Job Fair have plans in place to host a fall edition of the event in an attempt to address local labour shortages.

The event will be held on Tuesday, November 23rd from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. and employers can register for a virtual booth at Employers will be able to interact with job seekers virtually through text or video chat options.

Spaces are limited and event organizers are anticipating roughly 80-100 employers will be in the November event. Full-time, part-time, seasonal and student positions are expected to be available with the number of employers represented.

Two similar events that were held in March and April earlier this year that saw 174 employers and 970 job seekers participate.

“We’ve spoken to many business owners within the region who are struggling to find staff. The virtual job fair will provide these employers the opportunity to connect with local job seekers and those from surrounding urban centres who are willing to relocate,” said Linda Alexander Program Director at YMCA Employment Services.

Registration for job seekers will open the first week of November. Registering early for  the event guarantees virtual entry and also allows employers to view resumes and profiles and schedule interviews in advance of the job fair.