Wednesday, March 29th is fast approaching! Job seekers, prepare your resumes to bring to the 9th annual job fair and community connections event, taking place in two sessions: from 10am to 1pm & 3pm to 6pm at the Cornwall Civic Complex in Salons A, B & C.
The Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area has been hard at work preparing this event, which will connect job seekers with hiring employers and service providers in the areas of Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne.
“The Employability Network is well aware of the current labour shortage communities across Ontario are facing and is resonating in our region,” says Carilyne Hébert, Executive Director of the SDC. “We look forward to working with our local employers once again to support them in their recruitment needs.”
A new addition to this year’s event is resources specific to Cornwall’s newcomers. This event will provide asylum seekers with the employment opportunities and introduce them to local service providers like St. Lawrence College, the Eastern Ontario Training Board, JobZone, and more.
“This collaboration will allow our newcomer community to get a better understanding of the employment opportunities that our area has to offer and connect them directly with service providers – which will help them get that support they need to succeed with their transition. Our goal is to help bridge gaps for our ever-growing community, make our newcomers feel welcome and encourage them to establish themselves in our area.” Martha Woods, Executive Director of the Eastern Ontario Training Board.
Hundreds of job seekers are expected to visit the Civic Complex on March 29th. More than 55 local employers from a great cross-sector of industries and 18 service providers have already signed up and are looking to fill more than 700 positions.
For the full list of employers and service providers, visit: