| Feb 23, 2006


Feature Article - February 23, 2006

Feature Article

February 23, 2006

First public Job Fair for northernFrontenac County

Frontenac County’s first job fair will take place in Sharbot Lake on Thursday, March 9, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Oso Hall on Garrett St. It’s free, both to job seekers and employers.

Job seekers will have a chance to meet potential employers and find out where to get help with resumes, cover letters and portfolio development. They can also learn about training choices and get information about apprenticeships.

Employers will have a chance to screen potential employees, gather resum and discuss work skills. They can network with providers of employment services and training, obtain information on wage-subsidy programs and promote their business at one of the display tables provided. Employers need to book ahead to reserve a table for promoting their business.

Also participating will be employment-service providers and educators.

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“Because everything is usually so Kingston-based,” says Joyce Bigelow, one of the organizers, “we felt our community needed a local opportunity to see what jobs are out there and who’s available to fill them.”

Bigelow is with Northern Connections Adult Learning Centres, which is one of the organizations hosting the event. The Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation through the Eastern Ontario Development Fund is the fair’s major funder.

People interested in booking a spot or getting more information at the job fair can call Northern Connections Adult Learning Centres at 279-2499, or Frontenac Employment Resource Centre at 376-6592.

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