VICTORIA, BC – Finding and keeping workers starts with connections. On March 28, the University of Victoria, the UVic Students’ Society and the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce are hosting Hiring Day to help thousands of students apply for work with more than 60 employers in the region.
At Hiring Day, 63 employers have tables set up to welcome students looking for employment opportunities. Organizations range from financial institutions to tourism and hospitality businesses. While some employers might collect resumes, others plan to interview and potentially hire on the spot.
“After two years of pandemic interruptions, we look forward to kick starting the relationship between businesses and university students. Having a job helps with the cost of education and offers a bit of an outlet away from the pressure of school,” Chamber CEO Bruce Williams said. “Victoria has great employers in every sector, and they need workers to fill seasonal and part-time jobs as well as full-time positions.”
“UVic supports students through every stage of their experience, including connecting their studies and interest to work opportunities,” says Andrea Giles, Executive Director of UVic’s Co-operative Education Program and Career Services. ”We are proud to have a long-standing partnership with The Chamber — students can make a real impact in workplaces across the region, and they are key to supporting the economic recovery in this community. This type of hiring event helps facilitate these important connections.”
"We're proud to host this event for all UVic students in partnership with the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce and UVic offices," said Mariel Hernández, UVSS Director of Student Affairs. "We're excited to connect students with job prospects that help support their studies and flourishing careers. We know how talented and hardworking UVic students are; local businesses will benefit from what students have to offer.”
“Discover your passions, grow your skills and receive mentorship every step of the way,” said Sophia Pugh, District Vice President, Vancouver Island, Scotiabank “At Scotiabank, we provide our early talent with vast opportunities for every future. Learn more at Scotiabank.com/careers. We look forward to meeting you!”
“Development and construction provide excellent opportunities for students and recent graduates,” Mike Geric Construction COO Niall Paltiel said. “Our organization strives to create inclusive workplaces that offer competitive wages and flexibility for students who want to earn money while going to school, or who are looking to get started on a rewarding career in the industry.”
“RBC values providing job opportunities for students; we encourage diverse perspectives and live it by fostering a culture of innovation that believes how we do business is just as important as the business we do,” said Annette Sabourin, RBC’s Regional Vice President Vancouver Island. “Our culture is built on strong values of integrity, inclusiveness, agility and collaboration — career experience founded on these core principals will remain relevant and powerful throughout one’s career.”
About the University of Victoria
UVic is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, offering life-changing, hands-on learning experiences to more than 21,000 students on the edge of the spectacular BC coast. As a hub of transformational research, UVic faculty, staff and students make a critical difference on issues that matter to people, places and the planet. UVic consistently publishes a higher proportion of research based on international collaborations than any other university in North America, and our community and organizational partnerships play a key role in generating vital impact, from scientific and business breakthroughs to achievements in culture and creativity. Find out more at uvic.ca. Territory acknowledgement
About Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
Since 1863, The Chamber has served Greater Victoria by working together to build good business and great community for all through advocacy, networking, professional development and innovative services as changing times require. In 2020, the Chamber Champions initiative added a powerful resource to provide leadership and guidance to our organization. Current Champions are: Big Wheel Burger, CHEK News, CIBC, Knappett Projects, Mike Geric Construction, MNP, PARC Retirement Living, RBC, Scotiabank, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, Spinnakers, TELUS Business, and the University of Victoria. Find out more at https://www.victoriachamber.ca.
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Since 1863, The Chamber has served Greater Victoria by working together to build good business and great community through advocacy, networking, professional development and innovative services as changing times require.