Chamber condenses Expo in face of tough times

| 01/02/2011

(CNS): Despite the tough economic recession, the Chamber of Commerce says companies still need to focus on their recruitment strategies, and even though its annual local recruitment fair is being condensed into one day, this year’s Expo still promises to bring the right recruiters and job seekers together. Globalisation, rising labour costs, and the need for organisations to run with fewer management layers mean companies have to be more efficient about how they recruit, hire, evaluate and manage people, but the Chamber says very few organisations appear to have well-defined talent strategies in place. “The Chamber hasalways placed a level of high importance on education, training and career advancement for our community, youth and chamber members,” said CEO Wil Pineau.

“It just makes sense. Even in today’s market where economic growth is low, we still need to focus on our future business development and prepare for better days. Good business development includes having the right people with the right training who can grow with the company bringing knowledge and experience to their industries. Whether the economy is thriving or stagnant, it is vital to remain engaged with our community and future and existing workforce,” he added.

In its 13th year, the Expo provides an opportunity for employers to meet job seekers and promote their career opportunities and brand. Each year the job fair averages about 30 exhibiting companies. This year the Expo will take place on Friday, 4 February, and will run from 10am until 7pm at the Family Life Centre off Walkers Road.

Businesses already signed-up include The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, KPMG, Walkers, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Island Companies Ltd., the University of Tampa, and the Department of Environmental Health. Any business wanting to join these corporate citizens and connect with the local workforce and promote their scholarship, employment and training opportunities should contact or call 949-8090.

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