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
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
SOURCE Gemological Institute of America