GIA Jewelry Career Fair 2008 Dates are Set

The Gemological Institute of America’s Jewelry Career Fair will be held July 25 in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center and on Sept. 12 in Carlsbad, Calif., at the Institute’s headquarters.

The GIA Jewelry Career Fair is the industry’s largest and most prominent recruiting event. Representatives from Tiffany & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Shopping Network and Zale Corp. have previously recruited at the event.

More than a typical job fair, this one-day event presents the industry’s most respected leaders who will share strategies on how to get and keep a career in jewelry, talk about what employers look for, and share their secrets for success. Job seekers who attend will be able to network, receive career development information and industry knowledge through seminars, one-on-one career coaching sessions, workshops, and résumé reviews.

The GIA Jewelry Career Fair in New York at the Jacob Javits Center will take place on July 25 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and is free and open to those interested in a career in jewelry.

Career Fair was founded by GIA and The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California. The Nielsen Jewelry Group is the prime sponsor of the New York Career Fair.

Employers interested in recruiting can contact GIA’s Career Services office at 800-421-7250, ext. 4195, or e-mail Dani Oliver at dani.oliver@gia.edu.

Job seekers can call GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair hotline at 800-421-7250, ext. 4100, or e-mail at Careerfair@gia.edu. For more information visit, www.careerfair.gia.edu.