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Library to host virtual hiring conference

By Hannah Scott, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Published 10:20 PDT, Wed June 16, 2021

As the pandemic continues to change day-to-day life, some people might be looking to make a change in their employment situation.

Thanks to an upcoming virtual hiring conference hosted by Richmond Public Library, people looking to connect with employers will get a boost. The free conference is scheduled for June 22 to 25.

“The conference will support un(der)employed community members in their employment journey and help to bridge the gap in their job search,” says community services librarian Millicent Mabi. “The virtual conference will engage attendees in dialogue, drive networking and up-to-date content will be easily shared.”

On the first day of the conference, participants will receive valuable job search and interview skills training. On the subsequent three days, employers will lead hiring events that allow people to connect with them directly.

“Employers who are attending this hiring conference have specific job vacancies that they are hoping to fill from the pool of participants attending this event,” says Mabi.

Nine employers will be represented at the conference: FedEx, Que Pasa, Great Little Box Company, Conagra Brands, Amazon, Intercity Packers, Raymond James, Compass Group and Norsat International.

Mabi anticipates the event will benefit many people, including “people who are just starting their career search; those looking at re-entering the workforce after a break; people who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic; newcomers to Canada; people who are changing careers; and people who completed new academic or skills training programs during the pandemic.”

For more information and to register, click here.

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