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‘Reverse’ Job Fair Gives Employers Chance To Meet Jobseekers

May 10, 2018 10:40 AM | News

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Employers will have the chance to meet job seekers at the Reverse Job Fair.

A unique job fair will give employers looking for a great candidate the chance to woo one of 23 jobseekers.

Project SEARCH Winnipeg is hosting it’s second Reverse Job Fair Thursday, May 17 at the Victoria Inn Hotel from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

While most job fairs try to pair employees with employers, this one is a little different. The fair is a school-to-work transition program led by SCE LifeWorks, which “gives employers the opportunity to meet candidates who are eager to help diversify workplaces and contribute to the success of their business,” according to a release sent by the group.

Instead of employers having booths, this time, it’s potential employees who have booths. The employees have been trained and are prepared thanks to 10 months of working on soft skills thanks to partnerships with Manitoba Hydro, the Manitoba Government and HSC Winnipeg.

They will finish up their job training and be ready to work at the end of June. Employers and business reps can come and go and be introduced to students who qualify for the positions they have open.

“Last year’s fair was an incredible success, directly resulting in some great employment opportunities for Project SEARCH students and interns,” said Oly Backstrom, President of SCE LifeWorks. “The goal this year is to double the number of businesses who attend, and help even more jobseekers connect with great employers.”