To facilitate obtaining employment for military spouses, Military Family Services will be hosting its second virtual career fair on March 27.
The career fair will be for military spouses across the country and is part of the Military Spousal Employment Network.
“The beauty of a virtual career fair is that regardless of location, people from coast to coast will have access to employers looking to hire. This is a chance to connect people with opportunities – and not just in their communities but with remote work options too,” said Kristy Fallon, Community Development and Stakeholder Relations Manager, Military Family Services.
The event will kick off with a one-hour training session provided Accenture Canada. The training, which will take place on a virtual platform, will be on the topic of networking.
After the training session, military spouses will be able to interact with recruiters and potentially apply for 1,084 different positions that employers are looking to fill at the career fair, along with several remote positions.
Through the virtual platform, spouses will be able to interact in real-time with recruiters from the various employers.
“it gives them the opportunity to ask any questions about the positions that are available, the type of skills they’re looking for. They can submit their applications.
“It’s a safe place to ask as many questions as you want,” said Katie Ochin, Employment and Entrepreneurship Program Manager, MFS.
Some of the big-name employers participating in the career fair include Advanis, Air Canada, Alorica, Bank of Montreal, Bayshore Medical Personnel, Bell, Calian Group Ltd., Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services, Department of National Defence, Garda World, LiveCa, and Sykes Assistance Services.
These employers have agreed to work with MFS’ program to offer military spouse equal and fair access to employment opportunities within their organizations.
The Military Spousal Employment Network was established in the fall of 2018 and in just a few short months has grown to include 1,200 military spouses. Aside from training sessions and career fairs, the program provides the military spouse with access to job postings, tools, resources, and other events.
The Military Spousal Employment Network career fair will take place on March 27 from 12 p.m. EST to 4 p.m. EST.