Career Fair Offers Hiring Opportunities for Gem and Jewelry Firms

For 17 years, GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair, regarded as the industry’s premier recruiting event, has offered unprecedented hiring opportunities for gem and jewelry businesses.

This year, Career Fair will be held Friday, July 27, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York and Friday, Oct. 19, at GIA’s Robert Mouawad Campus in Carlsbad, Calif.

Employers participating in GIA’s 2007 Jewelry Career Fair meet face to face with hundreds of qualified and motivated jewelry industry job hunters, including GIA graduates eager to launch their careers. Top firms such as Tiffany & Co., Fortunoff, Zale Corp., Iridesse, and The Bell Group–Rio Grande are among those who have already registered.

Employers who recruit at Career Fair receive pre- and post-event recognition via newspapers, trade magazines, the Web, and direct mail. Employers are also prominently featured on GIA’s Career Fair microsite, where job seekers turn to learn more about the companies that are hiring and to pick up useful information to help them in their job search.

Employers who sign up before June 15 are eligible for free display advertising in the event program, which is distributed to all Career Fair attendees and GIA students throughout the year. 

The entire recruiting package, which includes space, signage, and pre- and post-event visibility, costs $400 for New York and $300 for Carlsbad, and $500 for both Career Fairs.

Employers interested in participating should contact GIA’s Career Services office at 800-421-7250, ext. 4195. They can also go to GIA Career Fair Web site for more information and to download registration forms.

Job seekers can also go to the GIA Career Fair website for more information, or call the Jewelry Career Fair hotline at 800-421-7250, ext. 4100. Admission for job seekers is free.

GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair was founded by GIA and The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California. The prime sponsor for the New York Career Fair is The Nielsen Jewelry Group, and the prime sponsor of the Carlsbad event is the JCK International Publishing Group.