GIA’s Career Search Engine Goes Global

The Gemological Institute of America has enhanced its Career Search Engine on its Web site to include international career opportunities posted by companies from various countries. This online service represents the largest free online employment database in the jewelry industry.

Currently, eight different companies representing 13 countries are posting job opportunities on the Career Search Engine, including Canada, Europe, India, Italy, Taiwan, and Thailand. This online tool is accessible from the GIA Web site and is designed to bring together employers and professionally trained students and alumni.

“The jewelry industry has truly become a global village and we identified a need for both employers and job seekers worldwide to have a centralized career resource,” said Dani Oliver, GIA Career Services manager. “GIA’s Career Search Engine helps them find each other in a global industry, bringing international recruiters and job seekers together in one user-friendly online community.”

According to Oliver, to date, more than 11,500 searches for international jobs have been conducted on the Career Search Engine. International employers have reported that they have also been receiving responses from job seekers who reside in that country. Recent improvements to the service allow users to easily search job listings by country, job type, company name, and a variety of other useful criteria. The job database currently holds more than 274 active job listings.

The GIA Career Search Engine is a free service to employers, students, and job seekers and is accessible online at www.gia.edu/jobsearch/. Employers with jobs to post through this free service are able to post online at, www.gia.edu/careers/4084/job_posting.cfm.