GIA Holding New York Jewelry Career Fair Tomorrow

More than 50 companies are expected to attend the Gemological Institute of America’s (GIA) New York Jewelry Career Fair, which will be held on March 8 at the Javits Center in New York City.

The companies will be recruiting for positions ranging from staff gemologists to jewelry designers and buyers. In addition, job seekers and recent graduates will be able to get one-on-one counseling and advice from some 25 career coaches representing 13 different segments of the jewelry industry.

The event kicks off with a panel moderated by GIA president and CEO Susan Jacques on “Job Success in Today’s Market.”

Panelists include Lisa Bridge, president and CEO of Ben Bridge Jeweler; Caryl Capeci, president of Hearts On Fire; Timothy B. Matthews, president and CEO of Jewelry Television; Lisa Nikfarjam, president of Lisa Nik Inc.; and Daniel Wisner, assistant technical designer at Alexis Bittar.

Among the companies expected to send recruiters: David Yurman, London Jewelers, Tiffany & Co., the Rapaport Group, The RealReal, Oscar Heyman, and the Richline Group.

More information on the New York Jewelry Career Fair can be seen here.

Additional GIA Jewelry Career Fairs will also be held this year in London on April 5 and in Carlsbad, Calif., on Oct. 11.

GIA hosted its first Jewelry Career Fair in 1991 in Santa Monica, Calif. Since then, more than 68 events have been held in California, India, Las Vegas, London, and New York City.

“For more than 25 years, GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair has provided a unique opportunity for job seekers to meet face-to-face with influential companies and experienced industry leaders who can greatly impact their careers,” said Kathryn Kimmel, GIA executive vice president and chief marketing officer and one of the founders of the GIA Jewelry Career Fair, in a statement.

Top: A job seeker at the 2018 GIA Jewelry Career Fair in London (image courtesy of the Gemological Institute of America)

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