CARLSBAD, Calif., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2007 GIA Career Fair will
take place in just seven days -- Friday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Considered the
jewelry industry's most prominent job event, Career Fair should not be
missed by anyone pursuing a career in gems and jewelry.
This year, a record-breaking number of companies -- over 50 in all --
are recruiting at Career Fair.
Whether you're a first-time job seeker or a seasoned jewelry
professional, Career Fair opens the door to a variety of employment
opportunities, including appraising, design, marketing, manufacturing, and
sales. Attendees have the chance to apply for positions with multiple
employers and meet representatives from the industry's best-known
companies, such as Zale Corporation, David Yurman, De Beers, Tiffany & Co.,
Christie's, and the Home Shopping Network.
Besides the countless opportunities, job seekers can get one-on-one
career coaching and attend seminars, workshops, and panel discussions led
by the industry's top business leaders. For recruiters, Career Fair
attracts hundreds of people already targeted on the jewelry industry, many
of whom are professionally trained.
In addition to the July 27 event in New York, Career Fair will also be
held Oct. 19 at GIA's Robert Mouawad Campus in Carlsbad, Calif. Like New
York, the Carlsbad event will feature a recruiting area, career coaching,
and panel sessions.
Admission for job seekers is free.
Job seekers can visit GIA's Career Fair website on
http://careerfair.gia.edu for more information, or call GIA's Jewelry
Career Fair hotline at 800-421-7250, ext. 4100. Employers who wish to
recruit at Career Fair can call 800-421-7250, ext. 4195.
GIA's Jewelry Career Fair was founded by GIA and The Jewelers 24 Karat
Club of Southern California. The prime sponsor for the New York Career Fair
is The Nielsen Jewelry Group, and the prime sponsors of the Carlsbad event
are the JCK International Publishing Group and The Jewelers 24 Karat Club
of Southern California.
An independent nonprofit organization, the Gemological Institute of
America (GIA) is recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology.
Established in 1931, GIA has translated its expert knowledge into the most
respected gemological education available. In 1953, the Institute created
the International Diamond Grading System(TM) which, today, is recognized by
virtually every professional jeweler in the world. Through research,
education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the
Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by
upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and
professionalism. GIA can be found on the web at http://www.gia.edu. Media
queries contact: Laura Simanton 760-603-4112 or Jessica Sachariason
SOURCE Gemological Institute of America