GIA to Hold Career Fair in October

The Gemological Institute of America will host its West Coast Jewelry Career Fair and Open House Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Institute’s headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif.

GIA students, seasoned professionals, and entry-level job seekers interested in a jewelry career will converge on GIA’s Robert Mouawad Campus to meet some of the industry’s most prominent firms, including Tiffany & Co., Tourneau, Zale Corp., and Ben Bridge. These recruiters come to Career Fair to showcase exciting employment opportunities in the jewelry industry, and to conduct preliminary interviews with job candidates.

The event is also an opportunity for those who are interested in gems and jewelry to tour the Institute’s campus and museum exhibits.

Jewelry Career Fair attendees will receive advice on what it takes to succeed in this diverse and rewarding field. One-on-one career coaching, professional development seminars, and networking with the trade’s key players are some of the benefits for job seekers who attend.

Panel sessions at the event will include: Working to Win, Immigration Law Workshop, What Happens After “You’re Hired,” Starting Your Own Business, and Survival Tactics for New Designers.

The GIA Jewelry Career Fair is in its 17th year of connecting companies and talented job seekers who have the skills and commitment to succeed in the industry.

Job seekers can visit GIA Career Fair for more information, or call GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair hotline at 800-421-7250, ext. 4100. Admission for job seekers is free. Employers who wish to recruit at Career Fair can call 800-421-7250, ext. 4195.

The prime sponsor for the New York Career Fair is The Nielsen Jewelry Group, and the prime sponsors of the Carlsbad event are the JCK International Publishing Group and The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California.