By gathering together the resources involved in the job-search process and career development, The National Job Fair & Training Expo provides job seekers an array of services -- all under one roof. Many exhibiting companies have several offices in the Greater Toronto Area, in other provinces and even other countries -- so it makes sense to attend, no matter where you live.
The two-day fair will attract more than 15,000 job hunters, transition seekers and those with education/training goals.
There are four main pavilions -- the Employment Pavilion, the Training & Education Pavilion, the Biz Launch Self-Employment Pavilion and the Employment & Career Services Pavilion -- covering every aspect of the job-search process: jobs, careers, training, education, self-employment, small business, resources, counselling and information services.
The world is full of opportunities, and The National Job Fair & Training Expo aims to offer a world of opportunities too!
The Employment Pavilion
This pavilion welcomes employers of all types and from all sectors who are offering a vast selection of positions.
Don't miss the new Retail Section.
The pavilion will be especially helpful for job seekers or for anyone who is ready for a career change.
Job seekers will find top employers from the private and public sectors ready to start the hiring process on-site and employment agencies -- all looking for professional and/or technical personnel, experienced candidates, new graduates and students.
Job offers are as varied as the job market -- full-time, part-time, temporary, seasonal, casual and volunteer positions. Many employers will be in need of bilingual (English-French) candidates.
The Training & Education Pavilion
Toronto Sun publisher Neil Fowler, left, with Patti Redmond, director of Skills Investment Branch, Labour Market and Training Division of The Ontario
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and Daniel Levesque, president of The National Job Fair Inc.
This pavilion welcomes professional and specialized training institutions, educational facilities, continuing-education centres and coaching organizations -- all important and essential in helping job seekers build their future.
This pavilion is for those who are interested in training and education programs or who are contemplating a career change.
Training and educational facilities offer job seekers information that will help them keep an open mind about taking their careers in a new direction. Through training, candidates have access to exciting new opportunities. The Training & Education Pavilion allows candidates to learn about future job trends -- a critical part of The National Job Fair & Training Expo.
The Biz Launch Self-Employment Pavilion
Self-Employment is the fastest-growing occupation in Canada.
Affordable technology, increasing global trade, a supportive government, Baby Boomers and a growing desire among working age Canadians to "be your own boss" are some factors fuelling an unprecedented rise in the number of people choosing entrepreneurship.
Created in partnership with Entrepreneurship Experts at Biz Launch (www.bizlaunch.ca), the Biz Launch Self-Employment Pavilion will feature on-site information, resources,
assistance, career transition and support specifically for self-employment.
The Pavilion will attract people exploring self-employment and those who are ready to begin the process of small business start-up.
The Employment & Career Services Pavilion
This pavilion welcomes employment services, career centres, counsellors, services for the internationally trained, and not-for-profit organizations dedicated to help you in your job search and your career.
Among other services, free resume assessments will be provided by Career Professionals of Canada.
This area gives those who need support and employment resources the opportunity to get judicious advice in their job search.
The jobboom.com Internet Area
Jobboom.com presents the Jobboom.com Internet Area, a first at The National Job Fair & Training Expo.
Jobboom.com has been one of the leading sources of online job postings and career counselling for French-speaking candidates since 1997.
Now available in Ontario (www.jobboom.com), job seekers will have a unique chance to discover this jobsite at booths 531, 533, 630 and 632. By visiting the Jobboom.com Internet Area, job seekers will also have the chance to enter a contest to win exciting prizes.
Jobboom.com launched its national expansion with an aggressive multimedia advertising campaign in October 2004. Get a closer look at jobboom.com, a 1.3-million-member jobsite.
The Jobs Avenue: A must-see! Hundreds of jobs, training, career services and business opportunities posted!
Public Presentation Area: During the exhibition, there will be 18 presentations (nine per day) by renowned speakers. Each presentation is 45 minutes long and various topics relating to the job market will be covered.
Entrepreneurship Seminar Room: There will be eight 90-minute seminars (four per day) in the Biz Launch Self-Employment Pavilion. Various topics of self-employment and new business start-up will be addressed.
The National Job Fair & Training Expo offers an interview area, a visitors' information desk, a rest area and a public restaurant.
(Aprille Janes (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a freelance writer based in Port Perry, Ont.)
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