GIA Career Fair to Attract 38 Companies

A record 38 companies will be onsite to recruit employees at the Gemological Institute of America’s Jewelry Career Fair on Friday, Oct. 19, in Carlsbad, Calif.

Representatives from prominent companies—including Tiffany & Co., De Beers, Zale Corp., Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers, and Ben Bridge Jeweler—will be interviewing candidates to fill a variety of positions, including management, design, accounting, marketing, sales, and merchandising.

Hundreds of job seekers and visitors are expected to attend the event, which runs from from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., to participate in panel discussions, career coaching, seminars, and workshops.

Visitors can also take advantage of the Institute’s Open House, which features self-guided tours of the ocean-view campus and a variety of jewelry exhibits.

A special display of jeweled brooches from Beverly Hills-based designer Ricardo Basta will premiere at the function. Basta’s work has been worn by Hollywood celebrities, featured on “America’s Next Top Model” and touted in W, the Robb Report and Harper’s Bazaar.

Visitors can also observe classroom demonstrations on GIA’s Gemology, Jewelry Manufacturing Arts, and the School of Business programs.

For more information, visit GIA Career Fair, or call GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair hotline at (800) 421-7250, ext. 4100. Admission for job seekers and Open House attendees is free. Employers who would like to recruit at Career Fair can call (800) 421-7250, ext. 4195. For more information about GIA Open House, call (760) 603-4222.

GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair was founded by GIA and The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California. The prime sponsors of the Carlsbad event are the JCK International Publishing Group and The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California.