More than 35 companies and post-secondary institutions distributed information and accepted applications from people looking for the perfect career in Maple Ridge on Thursday.
The Black Press Media Career and Post Secondary Education event took place at the Golden Ears Winter Club and hundreds of job seekers took the opportunity to speak with business leaders and learn about the opportunities ahead. offer to them.
Black Press Media events manager Ranee Pal said at previous events that more than 1,500 attendees have come through the doors looking for career changes and post-secondary education.
“It’s a one-stop shop. It really is,” she said.
Reanna Haddrell, 20, was looking for business job opportunities.
“I really enjoy working with people and have great organizational skills and wanted to look for something in the business world,” the Maple Ridge resident said.
“There are so many opportunities and colleges that I’ve never heard of and they have wonderful programs with in-person and online offerings,” she said of the job fair.
Langley resident Troy Edwards, 17, was at the fair to get a feel for job opportunities in the job market. He said he was more interested in “high-paced jobs, not sit-down jobs.”
Edwards was checking out a booth for concrete scanning company Xradar and he was also interested in learning more about iron working after talking about the industry with ironworker Danielle Shaw.
Black Press Media has been hosting this event in the community for seven years, although Pal advised, during the COVID-19 pandemic they turned to a virtual event.
Businesses and post-secondary institutions at Thursday’s event included: BC Corrections, Lafarge Cement, Vancouver Community College, Capilano University and the City of Maple Ridge.
“It’s important to let the community know that there are jobs for them,” Pal said of the event.
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