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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Recruiter Registration Now Open: GIA New York Jewelry Career Fair

Recruiter Registration Now Open: GIA New York Jewelry Career Fair
Connecting employers with the next generation of gem & jewelry stars, July 29

Gem and jewelry companies seeking skilled and motivated talent are invited to participate in the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) New York Jewelry Career Fair on Monday, July 29 at the Javits Center. The acclaimed recruiting event will feature a panel discussion, one-on-one career coaching, and hiring opportunities for various careers within the field. Recruiter registration is available online now.

“Last year’s event in New York connected recruiters from 44 companies with more than 800 job seekers, including many candidates who proved their skill, talent and motivation,” said Kathryn Kimmel, GIA’s vice president, chief marketing officer and co-founder of Career Fair. “Whether you’re in manufacturing, design, gemology or retail, Career Fair is an excellent opportunity to meet and hire the next generation of gem and jewelry professionals, including GIA students and alumni.”

GIA’s New York Jewelry Career Fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, July 29 at the Javits Center in 1E Hall. Recruiting will occur from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by JA New York.

Employers interested in recruiting at this Career Fair can sign up by using the registration form, contacting GIA’s Career Services office at (800) 421-7250, ext. 4093, or emailing kimberly.overlin@gia.edu. For general information, email careerfair@gia.edu or visit www.careerfair.gia.edu.

GIA hosted its first Jewelry Career Fair in 1991 in Santa Monica, Calif. Since then, the event has expanded and linked gem and jewelry companies with future employees at more than 40 events in India, Las Vegas, New York and the GIA world headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif. Following the New York event, the next GIA Carlsbad Jewelry Career Fair will take place on Friday, Oct. 11.

About GIA
An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat Weight in the early 1950s and in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world.

Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism. Visit www.gia.edu.  
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