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. About GIA: 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 760-603-4197.
SOURCE Gemological Institute of America