Cornwall Job Fair Planned for October 3August 17, 2018
Cornwall, Ontario – Cornwall’s economy continues to be strong, with employers expanding and adding new positions.
Job seekers will have a chance to meet employers up close and personal at the Cornwall and Area Job Fair in October.
The Job Fair will be held at the Cornwall Civic Complex on Wednesday, October 3 and is being organized by the Social Development Council (SDC). The event is free and open to anyone seeking employment or volunteer opportunities in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, and Akwesasne.
“All indications point towards a continuing positive hiring climate for the Cornwall region, with some employers looking further and further afield to find the right people,” says Carilyne Hébert, Executive Director of the SDC. “The Job Fair has proven to be an effective way to showcase what our business community and job market has to offer.”
The Job Fair will feature two sessions to allow people with different schedules attend the event:
- First Session: 11am-2pm
- Second Session: 4pm-7pm
Both sessions will feature Cornwall, SDG, and Akwesasne employers from various sectors including transportation, warehousing, service and sales, retail, hospitality, and social services. An information session that will help companies learn more about available government support programs, such as the Canada Ontario Job Grant, is also being planned.
This is the fourth consecutive year that a Job Fair has been held in Cornwall. Last year’s event featured 30 employers and attracted nearly 600 job seekers from across the region.
Exhibitors include the following employers, along with over a dozen service providers:
- Walmart Logistics
- SigmaPoint Technologies
- Matrix Logistics
- Leclerc Biscuits
- Cantech IPG
- Cornwall Community Hospital
- City of Cornwall
- Service Canada
- International Truckload Services
- Lanthier Bakery
- Kraft Heinz
- Canadian Coast Guard
- Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien
- Conseil des ecoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario
- Hood Packaging
- Clean all Environmental Services
- Clean International
- Community Living
- Best Buy
- D’s Medical Transit Services
- Maison Interlude House
- Fan Saves
- Drake International
- Synergie Hunt International
- Sun Life Financial
- Bayshore Home Care
- Presentex Canada Inc.
- Skanna Systems Investigations Inc.
Job seekers will be able to speak directly to recruiters at the Job Fair, and personally hand over their résumés. A list of available jobs in Cornwall can be found on the ChooseCornwall.ca Job Board.
Job Fair booths are available for employers and social service agencies looking to fill part-time and full-time positions for the fall and winter season. Companies interested in registering for a booth should contact Carilyne Hébert at 613-703-7563.
This event is being organized by the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area – Employability Network, in cooperation with the City of Cornwall, Cornwall Economic Development, Job Zone d’ Emploi, Glengarry Interagency Group, Eastern Ontario Training Board and the Akwesasne Area Management Board.
For more information and to register, job seekers, volunteers, and employers are encouraged to visit http://sdccornwall.ca/jobfair