Ove­rall, Em­ploy­ment Services Centre (CSEPR) of­fi­cials were plea­sed with the re­sults of the se­venth edi­tion of the Job Fair, des­pite la­bour scar­ci­ty and a dif­fi­cult mar­ket rea­li­ty.

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Near­ly 750 people around Pres­cottRus­sell vi­si­ted the se­venth edi­tion of the Job Fair, or­ga­ni­zed by the Em­ploy­ment Services Centre, held over two wee­kends in Haw­kes­bu­ry and in Rockland. A to­tal of 68 em­ployers par­ti­ci­pa­ted in both events. The Job Fair was held in Haw­kes­bu­ry on Sa­tur­day, March 17 and in Rockland on Sa­tur­day, March 24.

“The ove­rall num­ber of visitors at the event is cer­tain­ly a re­flec­tion of the trend in our cur­rent mar­ket,” said An­dré Roy, Exe­cu­tive Di­rec­tor for the Em­ploy­ment Services Centre. “Ho­we­ver, with more than 1150 po­si­tions avai­lable, we had ho­ped to al­le­viate this trend.” He went on to ex­plain that it is, ho­we­ver, no sur­prise – la­bour is scarce in large centres, in­clu­ding Pres­cott-Rus­sell.

“In a cer­tain way, these re­sults are a confir­ma­tion of what we have seen for the last year or so,” ad­ded Roy. “Ho­we­ver, we are proud of the re­sults of the fair since both job see­kers and em­ployers alike were ve­ry sa­tis­fied.” Some em­ployers men­tio­ned ha­ving al­rea­dy found can­di­dates for ve­ry spe­ci­fic po­si­tion. This year, as in pre­vious years, se­ve­ral job see­kers were hi­red on the spot, with an ex­pec­ta­tion for more to be hi­red wi­thin the co­ming weeks.

The CSEPR holds an­nual job fairs, but al­so of­fers other services throu­ghout the year to help em­ployers with their hi­ring needs and to help can­di­dates with their job search. The CSEPR is fun­ded by the Mi­nis­try of Ad­van­ced Edu­ca­tion and Skills De­ve­lop­ment for the Em­ploy­ment On­ta­rio pro­gram, the Mi­nis­try of Com­mu­ni­ty and Social Services for the On­ta­rio Di­sa­bi­li­ty Sup­port Pro­gram, as well as the On­ta­rio Works pro­gram from the Uni­ted Coun­ties of Pres­cott-Rus­sell.

—pho­to Ca­ro­line Pré­vost

Près de 750 vi­si­teurs ont ren­con­tré les 68 em­ployeurs par­ti­ci­pant à la sep­tième édi­tion de la foire de l’em­ploi, or­ga­ni­sée par le Centre de services à l’em­ploi, à Haw­kes­bu­ry et à Rockland, les 17 et 24 mars der­niers. « Le taux d’acha­lan­dage de...

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