BC JOBS FAIR in Barriere this Tuesday

The event is free and open to anyone looking to connect with a local employer

BARRIERE – On Tuesday, March 5, as part of the BC Jobs Plan, a job fair will take place in Barriere. The event is free and open to anyone looking to connect with a local employer.

Job fair details:

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fall Fair Hall

677 Barriere Lakes Road

Twitter hashtag: #BCJobFair

“The Barriere job fair is a wonderful opportunity to meet with employers and exhibitors face-to-face to explore career and skills training options close to home.” says Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake

Why this matters:

· Job fairs connect job seekers with potential employers.

· Employers at the Barriere job fair include AinsworthEngineered Canada engineered wood products, the BC Ambulance Service, the Investors Group, Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, Maple Leaf Loading LTD., and Tolko Industries.

· Exhibitors will include the Barriere Employment Service Centre, BC Construction Association, the Centre for Arts and Technology in Kelowna, BC Parks and Public Works Group, and the Skilled Trades Employment Program.

· The interactive BC Jobs Start Here mobile exhibit and a new skills training booth will provide visitors with the latest information about job trends, career development and skills training in B.C.

Additional information:

· As part of the BC Jobs Plan, job fairs are being held in 23 communities between January 22 and March 28.

· By 2020, British Columbia will see more than one million job openings — including 350,000 new jobs — as a result of continued retirements and job creation associated with economic growth.

· There will be a growing demand for skilled labour, particularly in the trades.

Learn more:

· BC Jobs Plan: Canada Starts Here job fairs: www.bcjobsplan.ca/job-fairs/

· Before you go, read the Job Fair tip sheet: www.bcjobsplan.ca/wp-content/uploads/TIPS-for-Job-fairs.pdf

· WorkBC: www.workbc.ca