Toronto Fall Retail Job Fair Seeks Retailers Seeking Employees

PHOTO: CITY OF TORONTO VIA FACEBOOK

PHOTO: CITY OF TORONTO VIA FACEBOOK

By Retail Insider

The Retail Job Fair is being held on Tuesday, September 17th, and there’s still room for 10 more retailers seeking employees. More than 700 job seekers will attend the event on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library at 789 Yonge Street, which is being held between 10:00am and 2:30pm.

The job fair has been held for several years and has seen tremendous success. This year, 20 retailers already signed up and there is room for about 10 more retailers to join them. The hundreds of job seekers, most over the age of 18, have skill levels ranging from entry level to management. The majority of job seekers are under the age of 30 and are highly motivated. This is an opportunity for retailers to find ambitious employees at a time of record-low unemployment.

The event is being held in partnership with the City of Toronto and Retail Council of Canada.

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Employers interested in participating in next week’s job fair should contact Kamla Sudama as soon as possible at: Kamla.Sudama@toronto.ca

A list of retailers already confirmed to be participating, as well as positions being offered by these employers, can be found by downloading this PDF document. Impressive retailers include Best Buy, Hudson’s Bay Company, Sephora, Canadian Tire, Starbucks, Saks Fifth Avenue and others.

Job seekers can register to attend the Retail Job Fair at this link. The organizers suggest dressing for success as well as bringing at least 15 copies of your resume. The organizers also suggest connecting with your Job Developers and Employment Counsellors to prepare for the job fair. For more information or preparation help, call: 416-392-0101.

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Youth aged 16-29 are asked to attend between 10:00am and 12-noon, while all other job seekers are asked to attend between 12-noon and 2:30pm on September 17th.

Job seekers: if you are not currently receiving support with your job search and you would like help with your resume, interview preparation or anything employment related, please call 416-397-JOBS (5627) to get connected to a local Youth Employment Partnerships (YEP) agency or a City of Toronto Employment Centre.

If job seekers have any questions, please connect to your Job developers/Coaches with any questions about this event or call 416-397-JOBS (5627) to leave a brief message starting with your name and phone number. A representative will call you back within 2 business days.

More information on the event is available on the Fall Retail Job Fair Eventbrite Page.

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