Hiring fair on Thursday — Parksville Qualicum Beach employers are hiring

The list of key, local employers expected to be at the hiring fair in Parksville is lengthy

  • Apr. 12, 2016 5:00 p.m.

The Career Centre says local employers are looking to hire you.

The Career Centre will be hosting a hiring fair on Thursday, April 14 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre.

The centre said it is anticipating more than 500 attendees and 32 businesses to participate in this event. Island Health will once again be kicking off the day with an information session running from 10-11:30 a.m.

“We are in our 40th year of providing employment services to the Oceanside area and are thrilled to be celebrating this hallmark with businesses and folks in our community,” said Lori Koop, manager of marketing for The Career Centre. “It is gratifying to watch connections being made through the unique one-on-one interaction that occurs between employers and job seekers. This is the magic that makes the fair such a tremendous success.”

Key employers, community partners and education providers scheduled to attend, according to The Career Centre, include: A&W, Arrowsmith Golf & County Club/Micky J’s Bar and Grill, The Beach Club Resort, Boston Pizza, Business Works for Youth Program, Catalyst Paper, the City of Parksville, Domino’s Pizza, Excel Career College, Fairwinds, Footprints Security, Inclusive Parksville, Indaba Trading, Island Health, Oceanside Volunteer Association, Parks West Business Products, Qualicum Beach Inn, Quality Foods, RLC Park Services, Riverside Resort & Campground, School District 69, Sprott Shaw Community College, STEP (Skilled Trades Employment Program), Sue’s Seniors Care, Sun Life Financial, Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort, Telus, Thrifty Foods, Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Tim Hortons, Town of Qualicum Beach and Vancouver Island University.

No matter what age or skill level, all job seekers are encouraged to attend. Bring your updated resume and be prepared to wow your next potential employer.

For more information or to register for the session with Island Health, call The Career Centre at 250-248-3205 or see the centre’s website: www.careercentre.org.

The Career Centre is an initiative of the Central Vancouver Island Job Opportunities Building Society (CVIJOBS), a non-profit society that provides employment and career-related services to residents of the Parksville/Qualicum area.

— NEWS Staff/Career Centre news release