The largest Career Fair in the $120+ billion worldwide gem and jewelry industry takes place in New York on July 28, and again in Carlsbad, Calif. on Oct. 27. It's free, open to the public, and an extraordinary opportunity for job seekers to find exciting and lucrative job opportunities with some of the most recognized jewelry companies in the industry. WHAT: The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Career Fair is the jewelry industry's annual recruiting event. This is the 16th year for the Career Fair, which is held on both coasts: in the summer in New York and in the fall in Carlsbad, Calif. Besides meeting prospective employers, Career Fair participants can attend panels and workshops featuring high-profile jewelry industry experts who will give tips about hiring trends, what the future job market looks like, and how to succeed in the jewelry business. WHEN: New York: Friday, July 28, 2006 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Carlsbad, Calif.: Friday, Oct. 27, 2006 8:30 a.m. . 3:00 p.m. WHERE: New York: The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, on 11th Ave. between 34th and 39th. Lower Level E Hall Carlsbad, Calif.: Gemological Institute of America World Headquarters The Robert Mouawad Campus, 5345 Armada Drive WHO: Last year, more than 80 leading jewelry companies, including Tiffany's, Zale Corp., Robbins Bros, and the Movado Group, recruited new employees from among nearly 1700 job seekers who participated in the GIA Jewelry Career Fair on both coasts. Check the website for list of recruiters, panelists, and coaches. FOR INFO: Website: www.careerfair.gia.edu. Email: Careerfair@gia.edu Job Seekers Career Fair Hotline: 800-421-7250, ex. 4100 Career Fair Recruiters Hotline: 800-421-7250, ex. 4195 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 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