Job fair for young workers

| 02/02/2009

(CNS): As the recession starts to bite the job market for school and college leavers will become even more competitive, so young people wanting a head start are being offered the chance to meet potential employers at the annual Chamber of Commerce Career, Education, Training and Job Expo. CUC, Deloitte, Foster’s KPMG, Butterfield Bank, Maples, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SteppingStones and a number of government departments including the police will be there looking for bright young rec,ruits.

Students and individuals seeking to improve their skills or to gain qualifications will also have an opportunity to meet with representatives from both local and international universities and colleges, alongside representatives from UCCI, ICCI, the University of Tampa and Savannah College, George.

The Department of Employment Relations will be registering the unemployed.

”Now more than ever, the Job Placement Unit is anxious to reinforce the importance of career planning as the route to career success to high-schoolers, college students and the public in general. The JPU will also be using this opportunity to promote job-search methods and application techniques while promoting the employment services offered at the DER,” said Jennifer Smith M.Ed., MSc.HRM. Chartered MCIPD, Assistant Director Head, Job Placement Unit.

The fair takes place at the Sir Vassel Johnson Hall on the UCCI campus andis open to students only from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Friday, 13 February, and open to the general public from 10:00am. to 4:00pm on Saturday 14 February. This is the second year that the Chamber in partnership with UCCI has presented this recruitment and education forum for both business and educational establishment to promote themselves to Cayman’s young workforce.

Valerie Tzucker, Human Resources Training Manager for The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, said it offered an ideal forum to connect with a diverse pool of talented potential employees. “We participated last year and were thrilled to present The Ritz-Carlton within such a well organised showcase of professional opportunities,” she added.



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