Rubies & Resumes

New York's Upcoming GIA Jewelry Career Fair Matches Job Seekers With Jobs

in Fine Jewelry

Jul 07, 2006, 01:00 ET from Gemological Institute of America

    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 To learn more about
 GIA, visit
     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