Virtual Job Fair – November 9

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Is your business hiring and looking for a way to promote your job opportunities? Are you searching for a new career in a growing region? The Work in Simcoe County job fair is a great opportunity for job seekers to meet area companies!  

Join us on November 9th from 10:00am-2:00pm! The online event will be hosted on an innovative, user-friendly platform called Brazen where job seekers and employers can connect through one-on-one text chat, audio and video.

Who Should Attend?  

  • Job Seekers: anyone looking to get back into the workforce or anyone looking for a new career
  • Employers: with open positions are invited to share their job opportunities

Job Seekers – Why Attend?  

  • Pursue your job search from the comfort of your own home 
  • Speak directly with local companies that are hiring via 1:1 text, audio or video chats  
  • Attend live webinar sessions during the event on topics such as career pathways

Job Seekers – Why Register Early?

  • View the companies and job opportunities in advance of the event  
  • Access 1:1 support from Employment Ontario including free assistance with resume writing, developing a job search plan and preparing for the event. Contact an Employment Ontario office near you.

Which Employers are Attending?

  • Friday Harbour
  • Tempo Plastics Limited
  • MVT Canadian Bus, Inc.
  • Brotech Precision CNC Inc.
  • Community Builders Construction
  • Kubota Materials Canada Corporation
  • Comfort Keepers Barrie
  • Paradigm Precision
  • Sienna Senior Living
  • Horseshoe Resort
  • Canplas
  • Reinhart Foods
  • HJV Equipment
  • Ben-Mor Cables Inc.
  • MacLean Engineering & Marketing Co. Limited
  • Home Instead
  • County of Simcoe
  • City of Barrie

More Employers will be added in the coming days!

Employers – Why Attend?  

  • Customizable booth and set-up support (If you participated in the June event, we can replicate your booth for you!) 
  • Unlimited 1:1 text, audio or video chats with job seekers   
  • Access to job seeker profiles and resumes 1-week pre-event 
  • Opportunity to pre book interviews leading up to the day of the event 
  • Increased visibility – participating employers and opportunities will be profiled in event advertising  

If you are unable to attend the job fair but would like Employment Ontario to advertise open positions on your behalf, please send an email to edo@simcoe.ca 

The Virtual Job Fair is limited to those employers offering employment within the sixteen member municipalities of the County of Simcoe and the Cities of Barrie and Orillia, Base Borden, Chippewas of Rama First Nations and Beausoleil First Nation. Member Municipalities include the Townships of Springwater, Oro-Medonte, Ramara, Severn, Tay, Adjala-Tosorontio, Essa, Clearview, and Tiny and the Towns of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Innisfil, Collingwood, New Tecumseth, Wasaga Beach, Penetanguishene and Midland. Recruiting agencies that are not hiring directly are not eligible to participate as an employer in the job fair. 

How does the Brazen platform work? 

Brazen is an online event and chat platform that allows organizations to quickly reach, engage, and hire top talent. You can watch a quick  5-minute video of how it works. 

How can job seekers prepare for a Virtual Job Fair? 

  • Create a strong virtual profile. Ensure your resume is up to date
  • Research the company or companies you’re interested in working for before the virtual job fair event
  • Have an introduction and your resume ready! Be prepared to answer questions and ask about the company. You may be interviewed on the spot, so think about and even write down some answers to interview questions you could be asked. 
  • Test out the platform, as well as your audio, visual and internet connection prior to the day of, to ensure everything is working well.  
  • Plan where you will be sitting in advance. Find a quiet spot with a neutral background and good lighting. 
  • Dress like you would for an in-person job fair or job interview to make a good impression on your potential future employer.  
  • Arrive on time for all scheduled meetings or interviews. 
  • Maintain eye contact and practice active listening. Try to smile and nod naturally as you would during an in-person conversation. 
  • Ask questions and follow up. Send a thank you email to those you spoke with at the virtual job fair. This will make you stand out and show the employer that you are interested in working for their company. 
  • Connect with Employment Ontario to help you prepare! Please contact an Employment Ontario office near you

This event is presented by the County of Simcoe in collaboration with member municipalities, the Cities of Barrie and Orillia, Employment Ontario, Georgian College, Lakehead University and the Province of Ontario.  

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