Jewelry Career Fair Offers Recruiting Venue

June 30, 2004

Jewelry Career Fair Offers Recruiting Venue

On July 23, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, 50 companies are expected to recruit new employees at the Gemological Institute of America's 2004 Jewelry Career Fair, where more than 1,000 job seekers are likely to be on hand.

The 32 companies already committed to recruit at the New York Career Fair this year include Tiffany & Co., David Yurman, Lux Bond & Green, Saks Fifth Avenue, Fortunoff, Frederic Goodman Fine Jewelers, Diamonds International, Christian Bernard, and Zale Corp. A number of other companies from across the U.S. and overseas will also be there.

"The Jewelry Career Fair is the largest and most important recruitment day in the industry," says Kathryn Kimmel, the event's founder and GIA's vice president of marketing and public relations. "Jewelry firms that recruit here have hundreds of jobs to offer to qualified candidates. It's also a perfect way for job-seekers to meet top industry leaders and experienced professionals and learn more about this exciting, thriving business, and how to plan a successful career in it."

"We've had tremendous success with our hiring from previous Career Fairs, and we're looking forward to finding more great talent this year. We're always impressed with the quality of job seekers at Career Fair," says Leeza McElroy, manager of staffing for Zale Corp.

Companies recruiting at the Jewelry Career Fair receive free publicity and advertising before and after the event on GIA's Web site, through the "GIA Insider," direct mail, in newspapers and trade magazines and via the Internet.

Recruiting spaces can be reserved by contacting GIA's Career Services office at (800) 421-7250, ext. 4195. Job-seekers can call GIA's Jewelry Career Fair hotline at (800) 421-7250, ext. 4100, go to the Career Fair microsite or e-mail Admission is free and open to the public. Prime sponsor for the New York Career Fair is The VNU Jewelry Group.

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