Attention job seekers and businesses local to the Peace Region. Career and networking opportunities are set to be in abundance in the first half of October. That’s because the BC Chamber of Commerce and BC Hydro are going to be putting on job fairs and sessions for business-to-business networking sessions in cities across the peace region starting October 5th through to October 8th.
The job fairs will allow those job seekers from local and Aboriginal communities to get some face time with contractors set to work on or around the Site C dam, in addition to other employers from the Peace Region. This includes contractors signed on to take part in the creation of worker accommodation structures and those involved in site preparation, which is already underway.
Job seekers will also have the opportunity to meet with representatives from organizations dedicated to the provision of employment and skills training. These include WorkBC, Employment Connections and Northern Lights College.
In addition to job fairs, there will be business-to-business networking sessions, where local businesses from the Peace Region can network with each other and those already involved in the Site C project.
Vice President of Policy Development & Government Relations at the BC Chamber of commerce, Jon Garson gave this quote regarding the events. “It is great to see that the construction of Site C, which has been underway for 60 days, is already creating jobs and business opportunities for communities and Aboriginal groups in the Peace region. The B.C. Chamber of Commerce is pleased to support BC Hydro in their mandate to support local hiring and create opportunities in the Peace region.”
While registration is required for the business-to-business networking events, attendees of the job fair need not register, but bringing a resume is recommended.