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 public. 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