Employers are increasingly tapping into the talent of minority groups to fill severe skills shortages across the North – and the job has just been made easier with the launch of a new online initiative.
The Aboriginal Human Resource Council (AHRC) links employers with skilled Aboriginal workers, and hot on the heels of successful live recruitment fairs, AHRC president and CEO Kelly Lendsay said they will now host the first ever national Aboriginal recruitment fair on 26th and 27th January so that employers from all over Canada may access the benefits of the skilled Aboriginal labour force.
AHRC said the online fair is a result of positive feedback from employers about the efficient and effective way they have been able to recruit talent.
The virtual fair is open to employers from all sectors and regions across Canada, from natural resources to health care and retail – and likewise, all Aboriginal job seekers. Employers can participate in the virtual fair in one of two ways:
Interview and potentially hire part-time and full-time Aboriginal talent from across Canada, at the location, or locations, you need workers. Entry level and post-secondary Aboriginal grads will be available for you to match to your hiring needs.
If you are not currently recruiting, this unique opportunity is still available and you may set up a virtual booth to chat online with Aboriginal people about pursuing a career in your organization/sector and learn more about how to make your workplace more attractive to Aboriginal talent.
Lendsay added that Aboriginal people have a proud tradition of work, and with several major natural resource development projects planned for Northern BC, Aboriginal communities are enthusiastic about seizing opportunities for employment.
The Virtual Recruitment Fair takes place on 26th and 27th January. To take part in the fair, visit aboriginalhr.ca
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