Okanagan College business expo brings career opportunitiesWestern News Staff

Okanagan College’s School of Business is presenting its sixth annual business expo and employment fair on Feb. 6 in Kelowna.

Okanagan College’s School of Business and its Student, Graduate and Co-op Employment Centre are presenting the sixth annual business expo and employment fair on Feb. 6. The event will feature 60 businesses from the Okanagan Valley and beyond, many of which will be hiring.

The Business Expo and Employment Fair will be held at the Kelowna campus of Okanagan College in the Atrium of the Centre of Learning Building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will give students and community members the opportunity to speak and network with employers regarding career opportunities.

While the event will take place in Kelowna, organizer Jamie Morrow wants people to know there are a number of regional and national companies who are looking for staff throughout Canada.

“We have got three national banks recruiting at this event as well as a number of multinational organizations and we want to let people know there are opportunities for people across the region,” said Morrow.

“This event provides an excellent opportunity for anyone considering a new career or employment in the Okanagan. By bringing industry experts together with those seeking jobs and careers we are able to offer a direct line of communication and networking for job seekers. This fair is focused on providing people with career options and valuable information to help them find the job they want.”

A host of employers will be on site with information booths set up to support job seekers. Target, Kiewit, Capri Insurance, The City of Kelowna, Tolko Industries Ltd, Valley First and Urban Systems Ltd. are just a few of the 60 participating employers.

For more information, go online to www.okanagan.bc.ca/business and click on events for a full list or participating employers.