By Ashley Bailey
, Tuesday, June 05, 2007
From GIA, Carlsbad, Calif. – For seventeen years, GIA's Jewelry Career Fair, regarded as the industry’s premier recruiting event, has offered unprecedented hiring opportunities for gem and jewelry businesses.
This year, Career Fair will be held on Friday, July 27, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York and on Friday, Oct. 19, at GIA’s Robert Mouawad Campus in Carlsbad, Calif. Career Fair will again offer firms the perfect opportunity to recruit and hire some of the industry’s most skilled and talented candidates.
Employers participating in GIA’s 2007 Jewelry Career Fair meet face to face with hundreds of qualified and highly motivated jewelry industry job hunters, including GIA graduates eager to launch their careers. Top firms such as Tiffany & Co., Fortunoff, Zale Corporation, Iridesse, and The Bell Group–Rio Grande are among the many who have already registered to attend.
Employers who recruit at Career Fair receive pre- and post-event recognition via newspapers, trade magazines, the Web, and direct mail. Employers are also prominently featured on GIA's Career Fair microsite, where job seekers turn to learn more about the companies that are hiring and to pick up useful information to help them in their job search.
Employers who sign up before June 15 are eligible for free display advertising in the event program, which is distributed to all Career Fair attendees and GIA students throughout the year.
The entire recruiting package, which includes space, signage, and all pre- and post-event visibility, costs $400 for New York and $300 for Carlsbad, and only $500 for both Career Fairs combined.
According to Dani Oliver, GIA’s Career Services manager, who oversees the Career Fair recruiting area, more than 50 companies are expected to participate this year. “The chief benefit for recruiters is that in just one day and in just one place, they can meet hundreds of highly trained and passionate job seekers,” said Oliver. “And job seekers are always amazed at the number and caliber of companies represented there.”
Kathryn Kimmel, GIA’s vice president of Marketing and Public Relations and creator of Career Fair, said some of the most recognized companies in the industry attend the event each year. “Successful companies know that Career Fair is the best place to find bright, committed talent who will make positive contributions to their organizations,” said Kimmel.
Employers interested in participating should contact GIA’s Career Services office at 800-421-7250, ext. 4195. They can also go to GIA Career Fair website at http://careerfair.gia.edu/ for more information and to download registration forms.
Job seekers can also go to the GIA Career Fair website for more information, or call the Jewelry Career Fair hotline at 800-421-7250, ext. 4100. Admission for job seekers is free.
GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair was founded by GIA and The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California. The prime sponsor for the New York Career Fair is The Nielsen Jewelry Group, and the prime sponsor of the Carlsbad event is the JCK International Publishing Group.
An independent nonprofit organization, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology. Established in 1931, GIA has translated its expert knowledge into the most respected gemological education available. In 1953, the Institute created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world. Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism. GIA can be found on the web at http://www.gia.edu/. Media queries contact: Laura Simanton 760-603-4112.