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February 11, 2019
The 2019 Regional Job Fair is set to be the largest yet. The area’s premier job fair returns the Bayshore Community Centre on Thursday, February 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. More than 100 businesses are already registered, offering jobs in manufacturing, healthcare, the nuclear industry, retail and more.

Some registered employers include Chapman’s Ice Cream, Caframo Limited, Exceldor Foods Ltd, the Bluewater and Catholic District School Boards. A full list of registered businesses can be found at www.grey.ca/job-fair.

“The Regional Job Fair is a great opportunity to connect people with employment opportunities in and around Grey County,” explains Jacinda Rudolph, outreach coordinator with Grey County’s economic development department. “Employers from across the county, large and small, are eagerly searching for dedicated staff to join their teams.”

Job seekers are encouraged to bring their resumes to the event. Some employers will be interviewing on the spot.

“With one of the lowest unemployment rates in the province, Grey County is full of employment opportunities,” said Rudolph. “The regional job fair showcases the great careers available right across the region. If you’re out of work, looking to re-enter the workforce or upgrade your current position, I encourage you to come out to the job fair and talk with employers.”

Free transportation is available to help job seekers outside of Owen Sound get to the fair. Routes are organized from Hanover to Durham and down Highway 6, from Dundalk down Highway 10, and from the Town of The Blue Mountains down Highway 26. Space in vehicles is limited. All rides must be booked in advance by calling Mark Carlson at 519‑376‑7122 extension 1350 no later than 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 20. Transportation will arrive around the time doors open at 2:00 p.m.

A group of skilled individuals from the GTA will also be attending the job fair as part of a full-day tour organized by Grey County and the Newcomer Centre of Peel. The purpose of the tour is to introduce newcomers to Grey County as a place to live, work and raise a family.

“Newcomers to Canada come from all different backgrounds. Many are highly educated, highly skilled and can become valuable parts of our communities and our local workforce,” explains Rudolph. “We want to show our guests more than just the jobs available. We want to show them that our communities are welcoming and offer a quality of life and affordability you can’t get in the big cities.”

The 2019 Regional Job Fair is a collaborative event supported by Grey County, the City of Owen Sound, the YMCA Owen Sound, Georgian College and the Four County Labour Market Planning Board.

Registered Businesses (Feb. 11)

7ACRES

Georgian College

Participation Lodge Grey Bruce

A&W

Georgian Shores Marina

Pickard Construction

Abraflex

Grey Bruce Health Services

Plan A Simcoe Health care Staffing Solutions

Aecon

Grey County HR

RBC Royal Bank of Canada

Bayshore Broadcasting

Grey County Long Term Care

Revera Inc

Beaver Valley Outreach

Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce

Riddell Contracting Ltd.

Black & McDonald

Harrison Park Inn Restaurant

Rossiter Boat Company

Blue Mountain Resort

Hi-Tech DKI

Saugeen Springs RV Park

Bluewater District School Board

Honda of Canada Manufacturing

Sea and Ski Realty Ltd.

BMKC Canada (Big Mama's Kitchen Creations)

IBEW Local 804

Seasons Retirement Communities

Boilermakers Local 128

IG Wealth Management

Shouldice Designer Stone

Boston Pizza

Infinity Network Solutions

SNC-Lavalin

Bruce Anchor Motel & Cottage Rentals and Bruce Anchor Cruises

INTERNATIONAL PAINTERS UNION AND ALLIED TRADES

Sola's Grill

Bruce County

Jeff Lockwood Painting Services

Southampton Golf and Country Club

Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board

Kelseys

South West Local Integration Health Network

Bruce Power

Kids & Us community Childcare

Sparkle Window Cleaning

Built Wright Fencing

Kognitive Marketing

St. John Ambulance

Caframo Ltd.

KTH Shelburne Mtfg. Inc.

Stevcon Packaging & Logistics Ltd.

Campbell Transportation Services

Kunkel Bus Lines Ltd.

Stoltz Sales and Service

Canadian Union of Skilled Workers

Leads Employment Services

Stone Tree Golf & Fitness Club

CarePartners

LIUNA Local 1059

Sun Life Financial

Chantico Fireplace Gallery

Luscious Bakery Deli Cafe Inc.

Sunbelt Rentals of Canada

Chapman's Ice Cream

Mac Taylor Corporation

The Agency

Cobble Beach

MacLean Engineering

The Owen Sound Transportation Company

Combined Insurance

Manax Plumbing

Transcontinental RBW Graphics

CRG Energy

Mars Cosmic Fries

UA Local 527

Crose Mechanical

Masaba Canada

Viking-Cives Ltd.

DJ Peat

McSound Investments

VON Grey Bruce

Evergreen Resort Ltd

Metis Nation of Ontario Education and Training Branch

VPI Working Solutions

Exceldor Foods Ltd

Miller's Family Camp

100 YMCA Owen Sound Grey Bruce

First Student

Municipality of Brockton

 

Fox Harley-Davidson

Municipality of Meaford

 

GBTel Inc.

Musashi Auto Parts Canada Inc.

 

Garden Holistics Inc

Owen Sound Ledgerock

 

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd

ParaMed Inc

 

 

 

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For media inquiries contact Rob Hatten, communications manager, at rob.hatten@grey.ca or call 519-372-0219 ext.1235, or 519-373-1592.

 

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