Annual Youth Hiring Fair offers thousands of job opportunities
Calgary’s only hiring fair exclusively for youth is getting geared up for this year. On April 21, young people between the ages of 15 and 24, in search of employment, are invited to the Big Four Building at Stampede Park to attend the Annual Youth Hiring Fair, where local employers will be looking to fill thousands of jobs.
“We’re excited how things are shaping up for this year’s fair,” says Susan Yuen, a Community Liaison with The City’s Youth Employment Centre. “We’re anticipating employers will be providing more than 5,000 opportunities for young job seekers, including full-time, part-time, seasonal and career opportunities.”
Potential employers, from different industries, will be hiring in areas such as recreation, trades, logistics, hospitality, retail, and more, all under one roof.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for youth to find their ideal job,” says Yuen, “and it’s free for youth ages 15-24 to attend!”
Youth are encouraged to bring their resumes, be dressed to impress, and be prepared for on-the spot interviews. They will also have the opportunity to win an iPad mini at the fair.
The Annual Youth Hiring Fair is an initiative of Community & Neighbourhood Service’s Youth Employment Centre (YEC). YEC provides a variety of free year-round career planning and employment services to people between the ages of 15 and 24 such as hiring fairs, one-on-one career counselling, resume and job search assistance.
For more information, including a list of companies attending the fair please visit www.nextsteps.org.