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Hawkesbury, December 6, 2016 – The Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) announced today that the 6th Edition of its Job Fair will be back next March in Prescott-Russell. This year, the Job Fair will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at École secondaire catholique régionale de Hawkesbury (ÉSCRH) in Hawkesbury and March 25, 2017 at the River Rock Inn in Rockland. The 2017 Edition is made possible in part through the contributions of the following partners: United Counties of Prescott and Russell, Eastern Ontario Training Board, Compagnie d’Édition André Paquette Inc., the Hawkesbury Industrial and Investment Association, the Entrepreneurial Academy and the City of Hawkesbury.

“It’s always exciting to organize our annual Job Fair because we know it has a very important impact on our local economy, but also because it’s a unique opportunity to match employers and job seekers,” said André Roy, Executive Director for the Employment Services Centre. “And this year, as to maximise chances of good matches, further to having a minimum of 25 employers present at each event, we also organized some free preparation workshops for job seekers that will be held two weeks prior to the event. These workshops aim at giving tips and tricks to job seekers on the preparation they should make before the event, but also what to do during and after the fair. The ultimate goal of these workshops is to supply job seekers with tools to help them stand out from the crowd during the event, and thus, optimize their chances at getting an interview and a job,” concluded Mr. Roy.

For participating employers, the Job Fair is a unique opportunity to fill their positions, but it’s also an exceptional chance at collecting résumés which can be used later to fill other positions in their company. Furthermore, the vast promotional campaign organized by the Centre offers undeniable visibility to employers taking part in the event.

Again this year, a section of the website will be dedicated to the Job Fair, and will be activated at the end of January 2017. This will allow both job seekers and employers to get information and updates regarding the event. From which companies will be present at the fair, to what positions are available, to registering to the preparation workshops, to tips and tricks for employers to optimize their presence at the fair – every detail will be available online. By the end of January, it will be important to regularly visit the website to remain informed on the development of the event. The website address to remember is : csepr.ca/foire-emploi.

The Centre invites all employers interested in taking part in the event to contact our Job Developers to book their space. To do so, they should call Murielle Huneault Pilon, Job Developer for the Prescott area at 613.632.0179 or for the Russell area, France Gareau, Placement Agent at 613.446.4189


Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) is a not-for-profit corporation with 3 offices serving the vast region of Prescott-Russell. Sole organisation dispensing all employment services for the region, it is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development for the Employment Ontario program, as well as the Ministry of Community and Social Services for the Ontario Disability Support Program, and gets funding for the Ontario Works program from the United Counties of Prescott-Russell as well. The Centre aims to accompany and support all types of clienteles in search of work or reintegrating the workforce, as well as supporting regional employers with their staffing needs. The Centre offers a complete line of tools and resources to its different clienteles, including several subsidized programs, and through its vocation, contributes in an important way to the region’s economic development.


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Carole Muise                                                   
Communications Agent                                                                                               
613-632-0179, ext. 237                                  
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