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People looking at different jobs offered by five potential employers at a job fair Monday. STEPHANIE CLUE FOR INQUINTE.CA

Manufacturing job fair highlights trade jobs



People looking for jobs in manufacturing had the chance to speak with five potential employers at a job fair Monday.

All five companies were at Meta Employment Service, looking to fill positions from general manager to labourer.

A wide variety of jobs were being offered, said supervisor Lyn Knell. Job seekers were able to go around and talk with each employer.

“There are lots of jobs available,” said Knell. “We’re hoping that people find what they’re looking for.”

Knell added that social media was a big part of advertising the job fair. She said the response was amazing, with hundreds of people sharing the post.

“We’re hoping for a good turnout and hopefully the weather doesn’t keep anyone away,” she said.

Employers at the fair included Sigma Stretch, Stegg LTD, Sprague Foods, Vantage Foods and Elevate Plus.

Stefanie Preisinger was at the fair looking for a millwright apprenticeship. She said Stegg LTD seemed the most likely choice.

“I’ve applied in person to the company before,” Preisinger said. “Sprague foods also seemed interesting.”

She added that she brought along some mechanical part she had made to show potential employers what she was capable off. Preisinger said they were very similar to the parts Stegg LTD had brought.

Preisinger said after the job fair she had an interview for a millwright apprenticeship.

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