CARLSBAD, Calif., April 11, 2010 – The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has said that it will host its second GIA Mini Jewelry Career Fair in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 6 during the JCK Show.
The Mini Jewelry Career Fair, sponsored by JCK Events, is a condensed version of the Institute’s popular career coaching and job search events that have helped place candidates in the jewellery industry for the last 19 years.
A recruiting area for employers interested in meeting the industry’s prospects in person has been added this year.
The Mini Career Fair begins with a brief address by the Institute’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Donna Baker.
She will also moderate the “Job Success in Today’s Market” panel, which includes Susan Jacques, president and CEO of Borsheim’s Fine Jewelry and Gifts; Martin Rapaport, president and CEO of The Rapaport Group; and Designer, Elizabeth Showers.
“With the economic recovery picking up steam, the luxury sector, which includes gems and jewellery, is poised for positive gains,” said Kathryn Kimmel, vice president, chief Marketing officer and founder of the GIA Jewelry Career Fair.
“This career fair can help guide both first-time job seekers and professionals into rewarding and fascinating careers.”
The career coaches, all notable industry leaders, will provide one-on-one sessions with attendees, offering tips for success in specialized categories including: design, career information, networking, resume review, and business start-up and entrepreneurship.
Each private session will last 15 minutes.
The GIA Mini Jewelry Career Fair will be held on Sunday, June 6 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., with doors opening at 9:30 a.m. for career coaching sign-ups.
It will take place on the 4th floor of the Venetian Conference Center in the Zeno ballrooms.
The event is free and open to anyone.
Participation as a recruiter or listing jobs is also free.