Wednesday , 18 May 2022
The first ever Lakeland Connect Career Connections Job Fair.

Job Fair in Bonnyville to “connect” you with businesses

Are you looking for a new job? Or looking to see what’s out there? On Thursday, you can do just that!

Lakeland Connect is hosting its first ever Career Connections Job Fair at the Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre. The event is tomorrow and runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Field House.

Organizer Caitlyn Bush said over 30 Bonnyville and Cold Lake businesses would be attending, looking to hire or spread awareness about what they do. The need is there for many local companies who are hiring.

That includes oilfield, construction, restaurants, car dealerships, and many more.

“Being marketing associates in the media world, we have businesses of all shapes and forms coming to us needing to put out job ads,” said Bush. “It’s constant that people are always needing to hire new people, so we thought this could be a way to let everyone put out their message that they are hiring, all in one central location.” 

An array of public speakers are attending the event to help promote the local economy. They include Mayors Elisa Brosseau and Craig Copeland of Bonnyville and Cold Lake, respectively, M.D. Reeve Barry Kalinski. Local entrepreneur Jeremy Bourboing from Journey North will speak.

If you bring an appetite, Stems and Flappers plus Marvelous Minis will be parked outside, and the C2 Cafe is open.

Multiple employment companies, such as EmployAbilities (Career Evolution North) and Access Employ AB, help you with career goals or answer questions about gaining employment. Lakeland HR Solutions will also be on hand to help with resume building.

Local high schools will be attending as well.

“Maybe you’re just looking to learn a little bit about the Lakeland businesses out there since we have such a big variety,” said Bush. “Maybe you know someone looking for work, a child, a spouse, and you want to do some shopping for them. Or maybe you have a job that you love, but you want to keep your options open. That can work for you too.” 

Come out Thursday from 10:00 am-4:00 pm to connect with the owners and operators of dozens of local companies and see whether they fit you!

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.