Monday, November 21, 2016

CFN Job Fair Attracts Hundreds

On Friday of last week CFN held it's second job fair of 2016 right here at the Centre and the response was incredible, with approximately 600 attendees coming through our doors. As per the CFN mandate at our job fairs, nearly all had face time with potential employers, as this was not simply a drop your resume at the door event. Thank you to Sears, CIBC, Loblaws, Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harmony Beef, Courtyard Marriott Hotel, and T & T supermarket for participating and most especially to all those potential employees who attended. Based on data from previous CFN job fairs, 10% of those who attend gain employment, meaning approximately 60 people will obtain a job from Friday's big event. This represents a great return, and even more so when considering the tough economic times here in Alberta these days.

Here at CFN the world we imagine for Calgary is a community that values diversity, in which people of all backgrounds find and create opportunities to fulfil dreams and participate fully as citizens. It is our hope that participating in a collective gathering with other job seekers, and multiple employers in the same room allowed those in attendance to discover several things one can use to improve their chances of landing a job. A big tip of the hat to all those here at CFN and the many volunteers who worked so hard to make this event happen . Best of luck in your search and keep your eyes open for more upcoming events here at the Centre For Newcomers! For more Photos of the day CLICK HERE.

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