CORNWALL, Ontario – More than 500 jobs were open to the public at this year’s Job Fair at the Civic Complex.
The Job Fair was split into two sessions this year, one from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and another from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This split was done to allow those who already have a job, and might be looking for a new one, to take the time to come down and see the job fair. This also gave employers the opportunity to take a break during the day to return to their work.
Visitors to the Job Fair were encouraged to bring their resumes as employers were there ready to scout for new hires.
Some of the jobs advertised by employers at the Job Fair had not yet been posted anywhere else, so the show offered an inside track for job seekers.
“This is an incredible chance to get your name in first for jobs that are soon to become available this fall,” said Kat Rendek, one of the organizers of the Job Fair.
A part of this year’s Job Fair was the inclusion of non-profit and other volunteer organizations.
Rendek said that these organizations were included not just because they benefit by having access to a potential volunteer base, but also because volunteerism can also provide valuable work experience and lead to meaningful employment later on.