The inaugural Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair in Abbotsford takes place May 30. (Black Press/files)

Coming to Abbotsford: the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair

The inaugural event will take place at the Abbotsford Centre

Don’t be late.

That is the number one bit of advice from Kristine Fay, human resources manager with PFG Glass Industries Ltd. and who has seen too many potential candidates show up late for their interviews.

“It’s not a good sign,” she said.

Fay, along with more than 60 other business representatives will be searching for employees to fit their teams at the inaugural Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair in Abbotsford on May 30.

A recent Black Press career fair in Maple Ridge attracted thousands of potential employees searching for the perfect job.

Fay is excited not only because this is the first career fair to be held in Abbotsford, but also because it is a prime location for PFG to gain more exposure.

PFG Glass, located in the Gloucester area of Langley, focuses on glass manufacturing. It doesn’t make glass, but custom cuts it. The company predominantly sells to those in commercial and residential industrial construction.

Fay is currently hiring for about eight to 10 positions in the plant and another in the office.

An ideal candidate for Fay is someone who has a fantastic work ethic and wants to learn and grow with the company.

“It’s not just a job. It can be a career to individuals, too,” said Fay, who is also seeking individuals who are team-oriented.

A car is essential for candidates, she added, as there is no transit to and from the job site.

She also recommends bringing a positive attitude to the career fair, as well as knowledge about the position you are looking for.

One thing Fay likes to see on a resume is consistency and longevity at previous companies because it gives her a sense of that individual’s work ethic.

According to the WorkBC Labour Market Outlook for 2018, the province is expected to have 903,000 job openings between 2018 and 2028. As well, about 77 per cent of future job openings will require some form of post-secondary education or training.

The Labour Market Outlook, a 10-year forecast of the flow of supply and demand for labour in the province, has also identified active listening as an important skill for 73 per cent of total projected job openings.

And job openings over the next decade will be in occupations that have a high chance of being affected by automation.

The Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair is geared towards connecting B.C. residents with prospective employers and educational institutions across the province and western Canada.

Admission is free.

The career fair in Abbotsford takes place between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on May 30 at the Abbotsford Centre, 33800 King Road.



mailto:cflanagan@mapleridgenews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

The inaugural Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair in Abbotsford takes place May 30. (Black Press/files)

Just Posted

Fire truck, police car hit in chain of crashes on Hwy. 99 in South Surrey

‘People weren’t paying attention,’ says Surrey assistant fire chief

Chilliwack man who sexually assaulted young boys released from prison

Statutory release for Don Putt who Parole Board calls an ‘untreated sex offender’

Greedy family’s maid overcomes them all in Surrey Little Theatre’s latest play

‘The Late Christopher Bean’ is staged at Clayton-area theatre for a month starting Jan. 23

Two-vehicle crash leads to argument in South Surrey

Police investigating after one driver left the scene

Surrey man charged in 2019 Vancouver homicide

Chad Harry, 32, charged with second-degree murder in killing of 35-year-old Cong Tran

Kids across Canada more at risk of hospitalization from flu this season: doctor

Dr. Theresa Tam said influenza B does not usually peak until February or later

Closed mills, housing surge support a positive forecast for lumber industries

B.C. lumber producers have closed mills accounting for 18% of province’s capacity, RBC report says

Good Samaritan pays part of rent for B.C. woman facing eviction in can-collecting dispute

Zora Hlevnjak, 76, supplements her pension by collecting cans and receiving public donations

Should winter tires be mandatory in the Lower Mainland?

ICBC dial-a-claims go up as winter storm takes toll

Canada Post driver in hospital after ice smashes windshield at Massey Tunnel

Incident happened on Richmond side of the Massey Tunnel

Abbotsford bank ATM robbery thwarted by woman standing her ground

Police arrest alleged known robber running down South Fraser wearing balaclava

Kelowna’s ‘Baby Mary’ finds biological parents after more than 30 years

Geneologist and DNA test helped her connect with her biological parents

Kelowna hotel to award couples for baby-making with Nooner deal

The deal includes a free stay every Valentine’s Day for the next 18 years

Dad of missing Abbotsford woman charged after allegedly exposing himself in park

Barry Shpeley charged with sexual assault and assault

Most Read