Cornwall and Area Job Fair Goes VirtualNovember 4, 2020
Cornwall Ontario – Like many other events the annual Cornwall and Area Job Fair is pivoting to the virtual world due to Covid-19 restrictions.
“Because of our current situation we are unable to host our usual in person job fair. However we still recognize the need to bring together local employers and job seekers and we hope to do that successfully in a virtual world,” says Carilyne Hébert, Executive Director of the Social Development Council.
The Employability Network which is a working group of the Social Development Council organizes the annual job fair which usually takes place at the Cornwall Civic Complex and sees hundreds of job seekers attend.
This year, the job fair will take place at www.sdccornwall.ca/careers from November 9th to 15th. Job seekers will find professionally created videos by employers hiring today and service providers ready to help with training and employment support. From positions in health care, to finance, transportation, factory, administration and much more there is something for everyone. A new career is just a click away.
“Many of Cornwall’s major employers continue to invest in their operations and expand their workforce,” says Bob Peters of Cornwall Economic Development. “These videos are an excellent way for job seekers to get to know these companies better.”
This is the seventh consecutive year that a Cornwall and Area Job Fair has been held. Last year’s event connected over 40 employers along with more than a dozen service providers with hundreds of job seekers from across the region.
Job seekers will be able to view videos from each participating organization. A list of available jobs in Cornwall can be found on the ChooseCornwall.ca Job Board.
Videos can be seen by linking directly to www.sdccornwall.ca/careers
- Biscuits Leclerc
- Children’s Aid Society
- City of Cornwall
- Community Living
- Cornwall Community Hospital
- Drake International
- Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association
- EXIT Realty Seaway
- Minimax Express Transportation Inc.
- Olsonfab Metal Fabrication
- Open Hands
- Oscar Ladouceur & Son
- Paramed Home Health
- Primerica Financial Services
- SDG Highlanders
- Seaway Express
- Walmart Logistics
- Xplornet Communications
- Contact North
- Eastern Ontario Training Board
- Job Zone d’emploi
- Le Centre Moi j’apprends
- Tri-County Literacy Council
The videos were created by Jeremy Baxter, a talented local videographer.
This event is being organized by the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area – Employability Network, in cooperation with the Cornwall Economic Development, Job Zone d’ Emploi, Glengarry Interagency Group, Eastern Ontario Training Board and the Social Services and Housing department of the City of Cornwall.