County of Simcoe hosting virtual job fair this June

The County and area partners – including member municipalities, the Cities of Barrie and Orillia, Georgian College, Lakehead University, Employment Ontario and the Province of Ontario – are collaborating to deliver an online Work in Simcoe County Job Fair on Wednesday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be hosted on an interactive, user-friendly platform where job seekers and employers can connect through one-on-one text chat, audio and video.

While the pandemic has had an impact on our local economy and labour market, many of our employers are still looking to fill quality positions across our region.

Data collected from the County of Simcoe’s Work in Simcoe County website shows that in the month of April, there were close to 6,800 active job openings in our region. The virtual job fair is an opportunity to connect job seekers and local employers in: manufacturing and distribution; agriculture and food processing; healthcare and social assistance; transportation; hospitality and tourism; communications and IT; not-for-profit organizations; construction and the trades; education and training and professional services.

Several significant regional employers are already signed up to attend, including Honda of Canada Manufacturing, Maple Leaf Foods, MiTek Canada, MacLean Engineering, Reinhart Foods Limited, Vins Plastics, SYDNIC Computer Systems, YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, Innovative Automation, Glueckler Metal Inc., Tempo Plastics, HJV equipment, CANPLAS, DECAST Ltd, Dr. Parekh and Associates, Sienna Senior Living, Compass Group Canada, Landmark Bus Lines, Brotech Precision, Community Builders Construction, Baxter, Friday Harbour Resort.

The County and our area partners are encouraging employers and job seekers to sign up to the event.

Registration details for employers looking to participate and recruit, as well as for job seekers, are included below.

Event: Work in Simcoe County Virtual Job Fair
Where: Virtual – details to be provided upon registration
When: Wednesday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is a free event, but registration is required:
•    Employer registration
•    Job seeker registration

The virtual job fair is limited to those employers offering employment within the 16 member municipalities of the County of Simcoe and the separated Cities of Barrie and Orillia. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! For questions about the job fair, please contact [email protected]

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website.

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