Fort McMurray Tourism is getting set to host a job fair for local businesses and organizations.
The fair is in collaboration with the provincial and federal government and will look to maintain and grow the RMWB both fiscally and in terms of population through local hiring.
CEO of Fort McMurray Tourism Frank Creasey tells Mix News there is a wide range of opportunities for residents seeking employment.
He says the event also gives these local companies a chance to engage with the public.
“It allows a channel to discuss face-to-face some of the positions that are available in our community, for our community itself. Everybody has different hiring practices and we just want to make sure there’s opportunity for local business to engage with our residents.”
YMCA Northern Alberta, CEDA, Townhall Public House, Scotiabank, SMS Equipment and Fuse Social are among 16 companies looking to fill positions.
The fair will be offering a wide range of job opportunities with these local organizations.
“These job opportunities range from childcare educators, general laborers, financial analysts and advisors, automotive technicians, heavy equipment operators, to servers and managers in the food industry.”
Creasey adds the focus is local jobs for local people.
“You’re going to be able to grow and maintain your community and that’s always very positive here. Number two is from an economic perspective, more local wages that we have grow, whether it’s recreation facilities, local restaurants, shopping – there’s a lot of positive knock-on impacts in relation to our economy.”
The fair runs on Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at MacDonald Island Park.