CARLSBAD, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The public is invited to meet with jewelry industry recruiters and learn how to launch dream careers in gems and jewelry at the Gemological Institute of America's (GIA) free Jewelry Career Fair on July 28, 2006 in New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The GIA Jewelry Career Fair is the jewelry industry's largest single recruiting event, and everyone is welcome. Many well-known companies will be on hand looking to fill hundreds of positions. Last year, the two, bicoastal Career Fairs attracted more than 1,700 people who met with more than 80 recruiting companies. Tiffany's, Zale, Robbins Brothers and Movado Group were at the 2005 Career Fair recruiting new employees. On the West Coast, the GIA Career Fair is being held on Oct. 27, 2006. In addition, the Jewelry Career Fair boasts a wide range of panels and workshops featuring high-profile jewelry industry experts. These sessions offer practical insights into acquiring that thrilling first job or advancing already established careers. Industry experts will help people define their career goals and make their current skills and experience relevant to gem and jewelry employers. "The GIA Jewelry Career Fair is an excellent opportunity for companies to meet hundreds of highly-qualified and eager job seekers," said Kathryn Kimmel, Career Fair creator and GIA's vice president of Marketing and Public Relations. Kimmel said, "Over the years, Career Fair has become the largest and most dynamic recruitment and career opportunity event in the industry. With the generous support of our sponsors, steering committee, and volunteers, Career Fair helps job seekers make their dreams a reality and meets employers' needs for talented and dedicated employees." For more information, visit www.careerfair.gia.edu. To learn more about GIA, visit www.gia.edu. 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 in July. The JCK International Publishing Group and The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California are prime sponsors for the Carlsbad Career Fair on Oct. 27th. 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. Media queries contact: Laura Simanton 760-603-4112.
SOURCE Gemological Institute of America