GIA West Coast Career Fair and Open House

The Gemological Institute of America’s annual Jewelry Career Fair & Open House will be held Sept. 12 at the Institute’s headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif. This free event is the jewelry industry’s premiere recruiting event that brings together skilled and trained job seekers, prominent employers, and gem enthusiasts.

The all-day event allows job seekers a chance to get one-on-one career coaching from established industry professionals, attend professional development seminars, and network with the key executives and entrepreneurs.

This event is open to anyone interested in pursuing or learning about a career in jewelry. Currently, 25 companies including Tiffany & Co., Zale Corp., and Ben Bridge Jeweler will be recruiting at Career Fair.

Along with the Carlsbad Career Fair, GIA is holding its once-a-year Open House. This is a singular opportunity for those interested in gems and jewelry to see classrooms demonstrations and tour the Institute’s campus and museum exhibits without being required to book in advance. 

Employers who would like to recruit at this year’s Career Fair may contact GIA’s Career Services office at 800-421-7250, ext. 4195, or e-mail Dani Oliver at

Job seekers may RSVP to this event by calling the GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair hotline at 800-421-7250, ext. 4100, or e-mail at For more information, visit,

Museum enthusiasts are encouraged to come to the Open House to view all of the magnificent gems and jewelry on display.

The prime sponsor for the Carlsbad event is The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California and joining as a sponsor is the JCK Publishing Group.

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