The team at AgCareers.com and Careersinfood.com team recognize that there is currently a skills gap facing the Agri-food industry and to help they are offering Free Virtual Career Fairs that will be regionally focused to help attract key talent to your organization. They want to encourage potential talent to pursue agriculture and food industry careers in every region of the province in order to maintain a strong food supply chain throughout this pandemic.
In partnership with farmers and food businesses, they are offering free job postings for any support opportunities that employers are hiring for that have been affected by COVID-19. They will also be hosting local job fairs, where you can interact with job seekers.
The Career Fairs will have virtual exhibit floors which job seekers can browse. Throughout the process, participants will be able to communicate with each other in real-time and will also get the chance to learn more about the industry and the current/future jobs available to them. As an exhibitor, you will receive contact details for anyone who stops by your booth.
The dates for the Career Fairs are as follows:
- June 18, 2020 2-5pm, Middlesex/London & Surrounding Areas
- June 23, 2020 2-5pm, Brant/Haldimand/Norfolk/Niagara/Hamilton & Surrounding Areas
- June 25, 2020 2-5pm, Quinte/Hastings/Belleville/Prince Edward & Surrounding Areas
- June 30, 2020 2-5pm, Renfrew/Lanark/Ottawa & Surrounding Areas
- July 8, 2020 10am-1pm, Province Wide
- August 25, 2020 10am-1pm, Province Wide
- August 27, 2020 2-5pm, Northern
- September 15, 2020 2-5pm, Western
- September 17, 2020 2-5pm, Eastern
Register by email or by completing the form at this link
If you would like to participate in the Virtual Career Fair but do not have enough employees to staff it, they would be more than happy to help. As part of the Virtual Career Fair they are setting up industry exhibitor booths which will be staffed by the FeedingYourFuture team. At these booths they will highlight diverse employment opportunities across the sector. If you would like your company to be featured for FREE in one of the Industry booths please reach out to them at 1-877-438-5729 ext 4 or by email.
If you are interested in registering for any of the above Virtual Career Fair dates you can register by completing the online document at this link https://forms.gle/6kLi3vLJEVXwNjbg6 or if you have trouble connecting email Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org
This program also includes free registration for a variety of live webinars that will touch on the importance of the agri-food industry, the challenges it faces and how to overcome these hurdles in order to Feed Your Future. An employer can register for webinars of choice by clicking on the direct link in the employer / job seeker toolkit.
The toolkits are available at these links: