Multi-community Job Fair Connects Job-seekers with Employers

ENDERBY—Organizers behind the upcoming North Okanagan-Shuswap Employment and Business Fair say this event will be a unique and valuable opportunity for local job-seekers to meet dozens of potential employers from across the region.

More than 50 businesses and organizations will have booths at the inaugural event, taking place March 11 at the new Splatsin Centre in Enderby.

 “We are very excited to be part of such an incredible collaboration and to bring so much opportunity under one roof. It’s amazing! ,” says Ali Maki, executive director, Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce. “Whether you are looking for a job, a career change or educational opportunities—or you’re showcasing your business, there is plenty to see and learn.”

Organized jointly by the Splatsin Development Corporation, Enderby and District Chamber of Commerce and the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce, along with support from Nexus BC and Community Futures North Okanagan, the fair gives prospective employees a chance to learn more about specific companies as well as future opportunities and how to secure those jobs.

 “This can be anything from training to what they look for on a resumé to how they expect their employees to conduct themselves, etc. Employers, in turn, will get a sense of what job-seekers have to offer and are looking for,” says Connie Viszlai, business services advisor, Community Futures North Okanagan.

Several major employers will also host presentations, including Interior Health, Kohler, Agri-Trans, Kingfisher Boats, the Splatsin Development Corporation and Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP, a cultural and natural resource management company that provides a complete range of environmental, archaeology and forestry services.

 “Together, with the support of all of our partners, we feel this event will benefit job-seekers, employers and businesses. We hope this is the beginning of an annual event,” says Patti Noonan, executive director of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce.

All job-seekers should come prepared to talk about their skills and bring along their resumés.

With WorkBC centres located at Community Futures North Okanagan in Vernon, Kindale Developmental Association in Armstrong and the Nexus BC Employment Resources Centre in Enderby, a range of employment services and resources are offered to those looking to build their resumés, access resources, acquire training, and more heading into the job fair.

The North Okanagan Shuswap Employment and Business Fair is a one-day only event and takes place Monday, March 11 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Splatsin Centre, 767 Old Vernon Rd. Enderby.

For more information, visit the NOSEBF Facebook page or contact the chambers in Armstrong-Spallumcheen or Enderby.

Welcome to the Team, Ali Maki – Executive Director

The Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Staff are pleased to introduce the newest member to their team, Executive Director, Ali Maki. Ali comes to Enderby with a diverse background in small business, local government, economic development, tourism and event planning. Being a 2 term City Councillor and a former Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, she is excited to get into the business community and meet the influential owners and operators and identify areas of strengths and weaknesses to develop a strategic plan for the Chamber going forth! Moving here from a small town, Ali is eager to take in the Enderby culture, mingle with the locals and explore Enderby and its incredible assets. Her friendly personality and skill set is a welcomed addition to our community. If you are near the Chamber office, swing by and welcome Ali to the community!

North Okanagan – Shuswap Employment & Business Fair

This event is for Businesses wanting to promote employment opportunities.

This is for job seekers to discover what work opportunities there are in the North Okanagan and Shuswap area. You can connect directly with potential employers.

This is for the community to discover first hand what our businesses and local organizations are offering.

As a business, if you would like to set up a booth, please complete the Registration Form ASAP. Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis and are guaranteed once payment has been received.

For more information, please contact Ali at info@enderbychamber.com or call 250-838-6727

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