Job Fair brings job seekers and employers together –

The job market in Humboldt has recently seen challenges with employers looking for candidates. With the additional demands brought to the region by new projects and expansions, employers remain on the lookout for qualified and enthusiastic personnel.

This is the motive for an upcoming job fair on May 11. The event will take place at St. Peters College Gymnasium from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The fair is a partnership between the Humboldt and District Chamber of Commerce and BHP, which will have a strong presence at the event, said chamber director Brent Fitzpatrick.

“I’m pretty excited to see all the companies coming out. BHP, through its suppliers, secured about half of the available cabins. We invite local businesses that are in the same kind of predicament with workers to come out.

Fair attendees will be introduced to the many regional employers looking for workers. Fitzpatrick says outreach to these job seekers has gone well beyond the borders of Humboldt and into outlying areas.

“Our marketing spans 200 kilometers because we need to bring people across the region. We advertise locally, but the cognitive effort is to bring people to town and help our economy grow. »

Fitzpatrick recommends clients pull out their resumes and engage with employers who are actively recruiting workers.

This event is the first of two that BHP and its contractors will attend, with the second taking place at the Muskowekwan First Nation Bingo Hall the following day, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For people looking for a job, the Regional Job Fair will offer a myriad of opportunities. Those who want more information can contact the Chamber office at 306-682-4990.