More than 30 exhibitors were present at the HireBVI Career Exposition which had an unexpectedly overwhelming turnout of job seekers.
This according to Managing Director of HireBVI, Rekeema Turnbull who said there was a high probability of attendees attaining a job afterwards.
“About 20 of them (exhibitors) did tell us that they have jobs available, so I should say that many today (Friday, May 31) will walk away with a chance of having a job by next week Monday,” Turnbull said.
She further said: “The outcome is amazing, I am very much impressed. I did not expect to see this many people here today especially given the weather. It tells me that there are many unemployed and there are also those that want to learn more about careers in the BVI as well.”
With some persons reportedly travelling into the island mainly for this event, Manager Turnbull stated: “It means for us there is obviously a larger diversity of skillsets coming into the BVI and that adds facets of what we have already in the BVI.”
The timing of the event coincides with one of government’s employment initiatives but Turnbull said the exposition is solely one of the company’s mandates.
“While it does fall in line with government’s 1,000 jobs in 1,000 days this is our own initiative as well as part as what we do at HireBVI. We connect job seekers so this is an event that will be here even long after” the Managing Director said.
The theme of the event held last Friday was ‘Show Me The Way: A Road To Employment’.
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