With summer right around the corner, many students are searching for jobs. It’s not just students, though. In the past three months, the Prince George Native Friendship Centre has provided service to 230 people looking for work. Today, the Friendship Centre hosted it’s first Job Fair.
25 employers, organizations and educational institutions set up booths. The Executive Director, Barb Ward-Burkitt, estimates close to 300 people came out. Based on the turnout, the Friendship Centre plans on making the fair an annual event.
“We know there is lots and lots of folks out there looking for opportunities,” says Ward-Burkitt. “So it just makes sense to bring all those opportunities together under one room. Everybody can just touch base. A lot of the participants that have been apart of the process today have dropped off resumes to different employers and have just had conversations about different employment and training opportunities.”