New York–Job-seekers and recruiters can now register online for the Gemological Institute of America’s upcoming Jewelry Career Fair, scheduled to take place July 24 in New York.
The event will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center during the JA New York Summer show.
The career fair opens at 8 a.m. and goes until 1 p.m. in 1E Hall in the convention center. Recruiting and one-on-one career coaching will run from 10:15 a.m. until the end of the fair.
GIA’s career fair is free for job-seekers and open to the public, though anyone interested in attending is urged to register prior to the event. They can do so at GIA.edu.
Billed as the industry’s largest recruiting event, the career fair gives attendees the chance to meet with representatives from a number of companies across the gem and jewelry industry–companies like Stuller, Jewelry Television and Circa Inc.
The GIA said that dozens of firms are expected to participate in the New York career fair this year.
Prior to the start of the fair, GIA President and CEO Susan Jacques will moderate the opening panel, “Job Success in Today’s Market.”
The panel is slated to include Regina Ciarleglio, director of retail development for Worthy Inc.; Marion Fasel, founder and editorial director of TheAdventurine.com; Mary Feliciano, a GIA graduate working in quality assurance for Harry Winston Inc.; Hank Siegel, president and CEO of Hamilton Jewelers; and Elliot Tannenbaum, senior principal for Leo Schachter Diamond Group.
GIA hosted its first Jewelry Career Fair in Santa Monica, California in 1991 and since then has held more than 60 events in India, Las Vegas, New York and its headquarters in Carlsbad, California.
Following the New York event, the GIA will hold its next career fair on Friday, Oct. 13 in Carlsbad.
For more information and updates, visit the GIA website or check @GIANews on Twitter, #JewelryJobs.