Job fairs and business-to-business networking sessions to be held in the Peace Region

FORT ST. JOHN – The B.C. Chamber of Commerce and BC Hydro are hosting job fairs and business-to-business networking sessions in the Peace region in October. The sessions will provide an opportunity for job seekers and businesses from local and Aboriginal communities to meet with BC Hydro’s contractors and other regional employers, including the Site C worker accommodation and site preparation contractors. Representatives from employment and skills training resources, such as WorkBC, Employment Connections and Northern Lights College, will also be in attendance.

Job seekers are encouraged to bring copies of resumes. No registration is required for job fairs.

Registration is required for the business-to-business networking sessions. Attendees can register at bcchamber.org/events

The job fairs and business networking sessions will take place in the following communities:

Job Fair and Business Networking Schedule

Community

Dates

Times

Location

Tumbler Ridge

Monday,
October 5

Job Fair: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Business-to-business networking session:
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Conference Centre 
Trend Mountain Hotel & Conference Centre
375 Southgate Street, Tumbler Ridge

Chetwynd

Tuesday,
October 6

Job Fair: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Business-to-business networking session one:
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Business-to-business networking session two:
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Cottonwood Hall
Chetwynd & District Recreation Centre
4552 North Access Road, Chetwynd

Fort St. John

Wednesday, October 7

Business-to-business networking session one:
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Business-to-business networking session two:
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Ralph Pomeroy Room
Pomeroy Hotel
11308 Alaska Road, Fort St John

Fort St. John

Thursday,
October 8

Job Fair: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ralph Pomeroy Room
Pomeroy Hotel
11308 Alaska Road, Fort St John

BC Hydro is partnering with the following organizations to deliver the job fairs: the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, WorkBC, the Tumbler Ridge Chamber of Commerce, the Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce, the Chetwynd Chamber of Commerce and the B.C. Chamber of Commerce.

Quotes

Jon Garson, Vice President, Policy Development & Government Relations, BC Chamber of Commerce:
"It is great to see that the construction of Site C, which has been underway for 60 days, is already creating jobs and business opportunities for communities and Aboriginal groups in the Peace Region. The B.C. Chamber of Commerce is pleased to support BC Hydro in their mandate to support local hiring and create opportunities in the Peace Region"

Hon. Mike Bernier, MLA, Peace River South:
"These job fairs and business-to-business networking sessions build on our commitment to bring jobs and opportunities to Tumbler Ridge and the Peace region. I encourage people and businesses interested in Site C to attend a job fair and business networking session."

Pat Pimm, MLA, Peace River North:
"The jobs fairs and business networking sessions are an excellent opportunity for local workers and businesses to meet contractors and build relationships. Ultimately, the purpose of these events is to help people and businesses in the Peace region participate and benefit in the construction of Site C. I am very committed to seeing local workers be considered for employment opportunities and this is a good first step."

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