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Thousands seek employment at Calgary Job Shop Career Fair

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Thousands seek employment at Calgary Job Shop Career Fair By the time the doors close, organizers of the Calgary Job Shop Career Fair expect to have see more than 4,000 job seekers to pass through the hallways at the TELUS Convention Centre.“A whole myriad of different companies from entry level positions all the way to executive level potions, from all walks of industry,” Eric Hagglund, Regional Sales Manager for Calgary Job Shop said.There were 22 employers who set up booths Wednesday, taking resumes and shaking hands with the various jobseekers. “We have clients that have jobs that are looking for positions right now. We are in a situation in Calgary where the unemployment rate is very, very low and there are more jobs than people to fill those jobs,” Hagglund said.Many of the people who attended the event told 660News, they were hoping to find something in the accounting field or in finance with several also hoping to be inspired by an unexpected job offering. One may think it would be easy to be a job seeker in Calgary, with the surplus of jobs available, but there are some people like Johannah, who have been looking for the right fit for months. “I have a passion for the service industry, that’s my field, but even though there’s a lot of positions out there, I want a job I can love, a career, not just anything,” she said.She was not alone, as organizers said there were 1,850 people already registered before the doors opened at 11 a.m. by News Staff Posted Mar 5, 2014 2:58 pm MDT read more