The first Ridge Meadows Job Fair will take place on July 21, 4-8 p.m. at Golden Ears Winter Club.
The job fair is an initiative by Peter Tam to continue his commitment to Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, made during the recent federal election, to create jobs for youth and help improve the local economy.
Tam followed the FaceBook Group created by Nicole VanDerEst called “Jobs for Everyone,” to help youth in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows find local work.
In addition, he believes that youth want to get into jobs that are more meaningful and could point them towards a career path.
Business in technology, tourism and recreation, as well as environmental products and public services are invited to present at the job fair and encouraged to take advantage of a variety of government incentives, such as Youth Skill B.C., a program administered by Bowman Employment.
This program provides qualified businesses or organizations $2,000 per new hired, plus $1,000 for training for the new young employees.
Tam said the job fair will present an opportunity for employers to meet potential employees, as well as present keynote speakers on careers, a resume workshop, an opportunities for employers to network.
There is no cost for job seekers who attend with resumes, but without, is $5.
This event is partially sponsored by Bowman Employment, the District of Maple Ridge and Peter Tam.
More information is available on Facebook “Jobs for Everyone” and “Ridge Meadows Job Fair.”
Golden Ears Winter Club is located at 23588 – 105 Avenue.
• Business can contact Peter Tam (ACS Software): 604-467-1888; email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Youth Skill B.C. funding and applications, or participation in the job fair, contact Susan Sambol (Bowman Employment Services): 604-466-1375, ext. 213; email email@example.com.