Over 100 job seekers attend Youth Week hiring fair
Friday, May 11, 2018

Community service providers, DIVERSEcity and Avia Employment hosted the youth Hiring Fair on May 1st for the “Surrey Youth Week” with over 100 job seekers registering for the fair. To maximize the opportunities for job seekers and to save employers time and effort there was a pre Hiring Fair Workshop organized at DIVERSEcity and 18 participants attended prior to meeting with the employers. The workshop provided information about positions that employers were recruiting for and also facilitated training on what do to BEFORE, DURING and AFTER meeting the employers and have successful outcomes at the Hiring Fair.

There were 12 employers who were hosted at Avia and mainly represented Food and Hospitality sector. Staff from both DIVERSEcity and Avia were efficiently coordinating the flow of participants and guiding them through registration to meeting each employer. The majority of the job seekers were well prepared with resumes and asked great questions.

Several participants were successful in moving forward to the next step in the hiring process with employers!