Get your resume ready!
Calgary is hosting a massive job fair for young people on April 7, and there are already 3,800 jobs up for grabs in loads of different industries.
The event, which was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, is back this year and will be held at Stampede Park from 1:30 to 6 p.m., with more than 5,000 young people aged 15 to 24 expected to attend.
Christina David, a spokesperson for the Youth Hiring Fair, told Narcity that 74 employers had signed up so far to take part in the "largest hiring event in Calgary," and each has at least 10 vacancies to fill in a wide range of industries, including hospitality, retail, warehouse, logistics, clerical, banking and security.
There's a range of part-time, full-time, permanent, casual and seasonal summer positions available, so there's likely to be something to fit your needs.
You don't need to register to attend the fair, but organizers recommend that anyone interested in attending the event should arrive early for the best chance of meeting all the employers they want to.
Christina added that anyone interested in attending the fair can head to the Calgary Youth Employment Centre in advance for help with preparing.
"Come down to the centre ahead of time to get professional help with targeting your resume, and knowing what to say to the employer when you only have a few minutes to talk to them," she said.
"This is a great opportunity for that face-to-face contact with employers — because we've missed that the last couple of years."
Calgary Youth Hiring Fair
When: Thursday, April 7 from 1:30 to 6 p.m.
Address: Big Four Building, 1801 Big Four Trail S.E., Calgary, AB
Who Should Attend: Anyone between the ages of 15 and 24 looking for part-time, full-time, permanent, casual and seasonal positions across a wide variety of industries.