PICS’ annual Mega Job Fair is Sept. 24 in Surrey

B.C. Small Business Expo now part of annual event that showcases companies and provides opportunities for those seeking work.

Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) has announced its annual Mega Job Fair and B.C. Small Business Expo 2015 – aimed at helping thousands looking for stability in an uncertain job market – will now be presented as one combined event.

This mega event will be on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Aria Banquet Hall and Convention Centre, 12350 Pattullo Place in Surrey.

“In an unsure economy where people have various expectations about how they could better their employment prospects, PICS Mega Job Fair and B.C. Small Business Expo will serve a dual purpose. It will help both job seekers as well as provide excellent opportunities for small businesses to identify, utilize and promote their business opportunities,” said Charan Gill, CEO of Progressive PICS.

With a grant of $20,000, Vancity Credit Union has agreed to be the title sponsors of the event.

“Our values-based banking model is focused on building communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable,” said Jag Gill, regional manager, community business at Vancity Credit Union. “We know small business is at the core of helping to stimulate the local economy and support organizations such as PICS Mega Job Fair and B.C. Small Business Expo, which are making an impact in the community by helping to create employment and business opportunities.”

PICS is a registered, non-profit, community-based service provider which has been working in Surrey, Delta, Vancouver, White Rock, Langley and beyond since 1987.

PICS programs are delivered from five locations in the Lower Mainland by more than 120 personnel and about 100 volunteers.

PICS has previously organized seven mega job fairs which have been hugely successful. More than 100 exhibitors got a chance to showcase their companies at these job fairs, giving unprecedented exposure to job seekers. PICS first B.C. Small Business Expo in 2014 saw the participation of approximately 50 businesses.

If you wish to register for the Mega Job Fair and the B.C. Small Business Expo, call Sunil Rawat at 604-596-7722, ext. 128, or email him at sunil.rawat@pics.bc.ca

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