Jobs galore at April 19 Yarmouth Job and Career Fair

Event includes the ‘hub’, staffed by career practitioners to provide free guidance to job seekers


Published on March 30, 2017

Julie Walters, employer engagement specialist with Nova Scotia Works, says the goal for Yarmouth Job & Career Fair organizers was to attract local employers who had immediate vacancies.

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YARMOUTH - Close to three-dozen employers with job openings will share what’s available at the Yarmouth Job and Career Fair, to be held Wednesday, April 19, at NSCC Burridge.

Julie Walters, employer engagement specialist with Nova Scotia Works, says the goal for event organizers was to attract local employers who had immediate vacancies.

“We didn’t want to bring in employers that would require people to move away or to travel like two hours a day to reach them,” she said.

The fair will be held 3:30 – 7 p.m. in the gym. Visitors on site will have the added benefit of an area referred to as the “hub”, to be staffed by career practitioners.

Job seekers can receive additional support from these assistants in several ways.

Applicants with a resume can receive helpful tips on it after a free review.

Those who may be nervous to talk to an employer can practise their intro or answers with a career practitioner. Job seekers can also use computers/printers for extra resume copies.

The hub is also a place where employers can conduct interviews or an in-depth private conversation.

Applicants who may have lower levels of literacy can receive assistance from career practitioners to complete forms.

“We’ve really set it up to support the job seekers to be successful and the employers in finding the right candidates,” said Walters.

In addition to employers, Nova Scotia Works will be there to talk about how it supports job seekers; Employment Nova Scotia will have information on wage subsidies; NSCC Burridge and Université Sainte-Anne will have information about training programs.

Job seekers are asked to register when they arrive and will receive a swag bag.

“Bring a resume and bring your smile. Be ready to meet with potential employers,” said Walters.

As of press time, the following employers have jobs available:

All About Hydraulics

Argyle Township Courthouse Archives

Argyler Lodge

Comeau’s (including Sea Life Fisheries, Skipper Fisheries & Comeau Marine)

Edward Jones

Employment Nova Scotia

Evan's Fresh Seafood

Guy’s Frenchy’s

IMO Foods

Inshore Fisheries

Lil' Jems Family Home Daycare Agency

Murray GM & Murray Dodge

Nakile Home for Special Care

Nova Scotia Works

NSCC

RennDuPrat

Riverside Lobster

Rudder’s Brew Pub

Schooner Seafoods Groundfish Division

Self-Employment Program

Sip Café

The Meadows

Tim Hortons

Transport de Clare

Tusket Ford & Hubert's Collision Centre

Université Ste Anne

Villa Acadienne

web.com (Also a financial sponsor)

YACRO

Yarmouth Argyle Home Support

Facebook Page for the event