'Jobs & Jewels': Upcoming GIA Jewelry Career Fair Matches Job Seekers With Jobs in Fine Jewelry

Jun 13, 2006, 01:00 ET from Gemological Institute of America

    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
                                    The Robert Mouawad Campus, 5345 Armada
     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
     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