'Employment & Emeralds'; New York's Jewelry Career Fair Here in Just 10 Days

Jul 18, 2006, 01:00 ET from Gemological Institute of America

    CARLSBAD, Calif., July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Want to become a jewelry
 designer to the stars, travel the world as a gemstone buyer, or work with
 sparkling diamonds? Want to help people celebrate their happiest moments?
     In less than ten days, the 2006 GIA Jewelry Career Fair will be held in
 New York on Friday, July 28. This Career Fair is the perfect opportunity
 for job seekers to find that dream job in the gem and jewelry field,
 network with industry leaders, and find out what skills, tactics and
 knowledge it takes to succeed in the jewelry trade.
     The Career Fair is being held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free to job seekers and open to the
     At the GIA Jewelry Career Fair, attendees can meet with representatives
 from large and small gem and jewelry companies who will be accepting
 resumes, answering questions, and conducting preliminary interviews. This
 year, such prospective employers include Fortunoff, Zale Corporation, and
 Lux Bond & Green.
     Attendees can also get valuable career coaching from industry experts
 such as the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers' Gail Brett Levine,
 The Jewelers Board of Trade's Dione Kenyon, American Gem Trade
 Association's Douglas Hucker, B.A. Ballou & Co, Inc.'s Caroline Ballou,
 Roberto Coin's Betty Moss, and Lux Bond & Green's Marc Green.
     In addition, Career Fair goers can attend informational seminars where
 industry leaders share their views on issues ranging from the latest
 employment trends to how to become a jewelry industry star.
     Career Fair was founded in 1991 by GIA and The Jewelers 24 Karat Club
 of Southern California. The VNU Jewelry Group is prime sponsor for the New
 York Career Fair.
     For more information, job seekers and recruiting employers can visit
 www.careerfair.gia.edu .
     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 is a public benefit institution that
 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.

SOURCE Gemological Institute of America