The Gemological Institute of America recently launched a career services search engine that represents what it calls “the largest online employment database in the jewelry industry.” Free of charge to both job seekers and recruiters, this online tool is accessible from the GIA Web site and is designed to bring together employers and professionally trained students and alumni.
More than 350 employers from every facet of the industry—including wholesalers, department stores, jewelry designers, auction houses, and gem laboratories—have posted positions for both domestic and international job openings. Participating companies include De Beers LV, Tiffany & Co., Robbins Bros., Lux Bond & Green, Hearts On Fire, Diamonds International, and Harry Winston Inc.
According to, the new search engine offers more powerful capabilities to produce better job matches.
“With this robust new search engine, GIA has developed the most comprehensive employment resource in the industry,” said Dani Oliver, GIA’s Career Services manager.
The Web site has had more than 12,000 visitors per month. It is designed to appeal to a range of job seekers, from entry-level to seasoned management. Available positions include wholesalers, retailers, graders, and bench jewelers, as well as instructors, and marketing executives.
Key features of the enhanced search engine include:
* Filter options allow job seekers to focus their search on a particular country, state, type of job, and specific employer.
* Search results return job summary information that can be sorted by company name, location, and posting date.
* Search results have two display modes—a brief version that shows more jobs at a glance, while a detailed model shows summaries of each job description in the results list.