16th Annual Youth Hiring Fair - Spots Still Available
The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre is hosting its 16th Annual Youth Hiring Fair on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 from 1:30 - 6 p.m. at the Stampede Grounds, BMO Centre. Over 5,000 youth between the ages of 15-24 are expected to attend this event, representing a variety of skill and educational levels.
We are currently accepting registrations! For more information, including pricing information and registration deadline, please review the Youth Hiring Fair Invitation Letter.
To register your organization for the fair:
ENTER TO WIN a free booth at the Youth Hiring Fair! To enter:
We look forward to having your organization take part in this event!
Hiring Fair - Tips for Employers
Job fairs are a great way for employers to gain the attention of job-seekers who are actively looking for work. It is also a fantastic opportunity to pre-screen applicants through this face-to-face meeting. Below are a few tips for employers who are attending the 16th Annual Youth Hiring Fair:
Project Protégé Networking Events a Success!
This past month, the Youth Employment Centre hosted two networking events for students in Project Protégé. These students are from the Faculty of Social Work from the University of Calgary, the Faculty of Human Services at Rocky Mountain College and students from the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation Studies at Mount Royal University. These events were set up to provide students the opportunity to network with local agencies and organizations and to further explore volunteer and practicum opportunities as well as potential summer jobs and career opportunities upon graduation.
Both students and employers were very pleased with the events. As one local employer commented, "The students were awesome. They were so prepared and engaged. The event was fantastic." Another employer indicated that "The event was great! It promoted our organization to a large, yet targeted audience, at no cost." Such events would not be possible without the support and partnership of various organizations. Thank you to those agencies listed below who helped to make these events a success!
Special thanks to Rocky Mountain College and Mount Royal University for providing space for these events.
Employer Spotlight - Shakers Fun Centre
Shakers Fun Centre is located on Venture Ave S.E. in Calgary. The company provides year round fun and entertainment in a safe and friendly environment. Shakers takes pride in being an active member of the community through various activities and initiatives. Their employees are ambassadors of fun who deliver great customer service.
In an employee, Shakers looks for individuals who enjoy being part of something fantastic and are ready to take on a challenge. Shakers' has a variety of positions, including Attraction Attendant, Admissions, Concession Attendants and more. They currently employ over 50 people in various permanent or seasonal positions. As an employer Shakers values every employee, believing that everyone can bring something positive to the workplace.