A large annual local job fair will be going virtual this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Grey-Bruce Virtual Job Fair will take place on Wednesday, March 10th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. In 2020, over 1,000 job seekers and over 100 employers attended the in-person job fair from Grey County and the surrounding area right before COVID-19's first wave hit the region. This year's virtual fair will connect job seekers and employers with one-on-one text and video chats, and any interested employers must register their booth in advance. Registration for job seekers will open February 15th, and the fair will feature employment service providers to help job seekers update resumes and highlight their skills to potential employers.
Registration is now open for employers at grey.ca/job-fair with no cost for participating in the event. The 2021 Grey Bruce Virtual Job Fair is a partnership between Grey County, Bruce County, the YMCA Employment Services, VPI Solutions, the Four County Labour Market Planning Board, Georgian College, the City of Owen Sound and Grey Bruce Local Immigration Partnership.
Booth fees for employers are being covered via a sponsorship from Communitech, Digital Main Street and FedDev, while Regional Tourism Marketing Organization 7 has agreed to sponsor the digital marketing campaign for the fair. Grey County will once again partner with the Rural Employment Initiative, which helps immigrant clients that want to relocate to rural areas find employment. The goal is to attract more potential employees to the fair to hopefully help address worker shortages in the region.
For questions about the 2021 Grey-Bruce Virtual Job Fair, contact Jacinda Rudolph, Economic Development Officer at Grey County, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-372-0219 ext. 1270.