BC Jobs Start Here job fair coming to Hope

Families Saturday, February 9, 2013 9:15 AM

HOPE - The BC Jobs Start Here job fair will be in Hope on Tuesday, Feb. 12 to connect job seekers with employers and share information on job opportunities, career trends, skills training and more.

Exhibitors at the fair will include employers from a variety of sectors, post-secondary institutions, industry associations, training authorities, as well as the interactive BC Jobs Start Here mobile exhibit, which allows visitors to browse the BC Jobs Plan and WorkBC websites using iPads.

A current list of scheduled exhibitors can be found at: www.bcjobsplan.ca/hope-job-fair/

There will also be a new skills training booth dedicated to providing visitors with more information on skills training in B.C. The fair is open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and is located at:

Hope and District Recreation Centre - Conference Centre
1005 6 Ave.

Entry is free.

The job fairs are being organized as part of Canada Starts Here: the BC Jobs Plan, the Province's strategy for economic growth and job creation. The fairs are taking place in 23 communities throughout B.C. between Jan. 22 and March 28, 2013.


Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour Pat Bell -

"Our government is excited to bring the BC Jobs Start Here job fair to Hope and give local job seekers an opportunity to network with employers from a range of industries, including aerospace and defence, construction, finance, retail and more. And whether they are looking for a new job, a better job or any job, attendees will be able to find the information they need on job trends, career development, and skills training in B.C."

Quick Facts:

  • The BC Jobs Start Here job fairs will be held in a total of 47 communities at a cost of approximately $1.682 million, not including advertising.
  • More than 31,000 British Columbians attended the job fairs held in fall 2012.
  • By 2020, British Columbia will see more than one million job openings, with 66 per cent of those expected to be in the Mainland/Southwest region.

Learn More:

BC Jobs Start Here job fairs: www.bcjobsplan.ca/job-fairs

WorkBC: www.workbc.ca

Media Contact:

Media Relations
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training
250 387-2799

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