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October 22, 2021

Grey Bruce Virtual Job Fair Fall event to address labour shortages

Grey Bruce Virtual Job Fair - 2021.

In response to local labour shortages, partners of the Grey Bruce Virtual Job Fair are planning a Fall edition to be held on Tuesday, November 23, from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Employers can now register for a virtual booth at Spaces are limited.

Two events held earlier this year in March and April saw a combined participation of 174 employers and 970 job seekers. The Virtual Job Fair committee is proud to host another event and hopes to build on this success. Employers can connect with job seekers seamlessly through one-on-one text and video chat options.

Organizers expect to see 80-100 employers register for the event with full-time, part-time, seasonal and student positions available and all industries represented.

“We’ve spoken to many business owners within the region who are struggling to find staff. The virtual job fair will provide these employers the opportunity to connect with local job seekers and those from surrounding urban centres who are willing to relocate,” said Linda Alexander Program Director at YMCA Employment Services.

Registration for job seekers will open the first week of November. Registering early for the event guarantees virtual entry and also allows employers to view resumes and profiles and schedule interviews in advance of the job fair. YMCA Employment Services and VPI Working Solutions are available to assist job seekers with writing/updating their resume, preparing for a virtual interview, building their online profile within the virtual platform, and answering questions.

The 2021 Grey Bruce Virtual Job Fair Fall Edition is a partnership between Grey County, Bruce County, YMCA Employment Services, VPI Solutions, Four County Labour Market Planning Board & Georgian College while sponsorship from Regional Tourism Organization 7 is covering the costs of a digital marketing campaign for the job fair.

Once again, the Counties are working with the Rural Employment Initiative to attract even more potential employees to the job fair to help address our local labour challenges. The Rural Employment Initiative works directly with immigrant clients wanting to relocate to rural communities. The Grey Bruce Virtual Job Fair event will not only help connect employers to job seekers, but also highlight our region as a community ready to welcome newcomers.

For employer inquiries about the job fair, contact:

Grey County: Jacinda Rudolph, Economic Development Officer | 519-372-0219 ext. 1270


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