Mike Lines, project manager at Emil Anderson Construction looks over a resume at the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair April 11. Sydney Morton/Capital News

Mike Lines, project manager at Emil Anderson Construction looks over a resume at the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair April 11. Sydney Morton/Capital News

Great options for hopeful employees at career fair in Kelowna

The Black Press Extreme Career Fair is taking place at the Rutland Centennial Hall

Rutland Centennial hall is a buzz with new job prospects and excited employers accepting resumes.

The Black Press Extreme Education and Career fair filled the hall with a diverse spread of employers from different industries.

Representatives of The Hamlets, residential care in B.C. and Alberta, Debra Saunders and Kathie Stuart were hiring for all positions in the Penticton community as well as throughout the rest of the provinces.

“We are looking for care aids and nurses,” said Stuart, scheduler for The Hamlets.

“We really need a pool of 10 to 15 care aids as well as four or five nurses as well as maintenance and housekeeping.”

The women said that they have had several resume’s dropped off and said they feel optimistic that they found some good candidates.

READ MORE: Want a new job? Head over to the Black Press Extreme Career and Education Fair

READ MORE: One of Okanagan’s largest hiring event draws hundreds

“It’s packed in here.. there are a lot of great jobs here as well,” said one man looking for employment.

“I’m here looking for a new job because I was working as a carpenter and then I had a work related injury about a year and a half ago,” said another man looking for a new career path.

Emil Anderson Construction is looking to hire labourers and equipment operators for construction work in town as well as out of town.

READ MORE: Canada posts job-market decline in March that follows big gains to start 2019

READ MORE: Okanagan College carpentry program helping fill industry demand

“There are lots of people and it’s a good spot for people to come prepared looking for work,” said Mike Lines, project manager.

“There are definitely lots of prospects and I have a lot of resume’s so far.”

One web developer said she felt hopeful that she would find a new employer at the career fair.

“I’m looking for something similar to that (web developer)… there are a lot of great companies here,” she said.

Interior Health Authority was at the fair looking to do a big hire.

“We are looking for everything at the moment, from physicians, nurses and community health care workers all the way down to support services,” said Cassandra Ritchie, recruiter.

The Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair took place April 11 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Emily Steele holds up a collage of her son, 16-year-old Elijah-Iain Beauregard who was stabbed and killed in June 2019, outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna woman who fatally stabbed Eli Beauregard facing up to 1.5 years of jail time

Her jail sentence would be followed by an additional one to 1.5 years of supervision

Asia Youngman (right) is pictured shooting another short film she wrote and directed titled Hatha. (Luba Popovic)
Peachland set to star in fantasy thriller film about N’xaxaitk’w — a.k.a. the Ogopogo

The film will follow an Indigenous teen as she navigates peer pressure, bullying and identity

Fruit farmers in the Okanagan and Creston valleys are in desperate need of cherry harvesters amid COVID-19 work shortages. (Photo: Unsplash/Abigail Miller)
‘Desperate’ need for workers at Okanagan cherry farms

Fruit farmers are worried they’ll have to abandon crops due to COVID-19 work shortages

Earls On Top at 211 Bernard Avenue in Kelowna. (Google Maps photo)
Downtown Kelowna’s Earls ordered closed after COVID-19 transmission

Earls on Top on Bernard Avenue will be closed from June 18 to June 27

Danny Fulton receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Coast Capri Hotel on April 27. The pop-up clinic was hosted by the First Nations Health Authority. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Drop-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic planned for Kelowna

Clinic at Kelowna Secondary School from June 22 to 24 from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada to welcome 45,000 refugees this year, says immigration minister

Canada plans to increase persons admitted from 23,500 to 45,000 and expedite permanent residency applications

Jeanette Megens
KCR: Volunteering is sharing your story

Kelowna Community Resources shares stories of its volunteers in a weekly column

Cpl. Scott MacLeod and Police Service Dog Jago. Jago was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, June 17. (RCMP)
Abbotsford police, RCMP grieve 4-year-old service dog killed in line of duty

Jago killed by armed suspect during ‘high-risk’ incident in Alberta

The George Road wildfire near Lytton, B.C., has grown to 250 hectares. (BC Wildfire Service)
B.C. drone sighting halts helicopters fighting 250 hectares of wildfire

‘If a drone collides with firefighting aircraft the consequences could be deadly,’ says BC Wildfire Service

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
NACI advice to mix vaccines gets varied reaction from AstraZeneca double-dosers

NACI recommends an mRNA vaccine for all Canadians receiving a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

A aerial view shows the debris going into Quesnel Lake caused by a tailings pond breach near the town of Likely, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Updated tailings code after Mount Polley an improvement: B.C. mines auditor

British Columbia’s chief auditor of mines has found changes to the province’s requirements for tailings storage facilities

Starting in 2022, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District is extending dog control to the entire Electoral Area D. (Stock photo)
Dog control bylaw passes in Shuswap area despite ‘threatening’ emails

CSRD board extending full dog control in Electoral Area D starting next year

A North Vancouver man was arrested Friday and three police officers were injured after a 10-person broke out at English Bay on June 19, 2021. (Youtube/Screen grab)
Man arrested, 3 police injured during 10-person brawl at Vancouver beach

The arrest was captured on video by bystanders, many of whom heckled the officers as they struggled with the handcuffed man

Most Read