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Over 50 Companies to Participate in GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair in New York

More than 50 companies will be recruiting for positions in all areas of the industry at the GIA Jewelry Career Fair that will take place on March 8 at the Javits Center in New York. There will also be 25 career coaches, who cover 13 different areas of the industry, as well as industry experts, on hand, the GIA said.

A range of career options will be available for those wishing to enter the industry or explore new opportunities, from staff gemmologists to jewellery designers to buyers and more, as well as many management-level positions with well-known brands.

Recruiters from companies such as David Yurman, London Jewelers, Tiffany & Co., The Rapaport Group, The Real Real, Oscar Heyman, Richline Group and many more will be present. The fair will also help job seekers connect one-on-one with professionals for career advice.

The event kicks off with a panel on “Job Success in Today’s Market” which will be moderated by GIA President and CEO Susan Jacques. It will feature leading executives and a recent GIA graduate. Lisa Bridge, president and CEO of Ben Bridge Jeweler; Caryl Capeci, president of Hearts On Fire; Timothy B. Matthews, president and CEO of Jewelry Television; Lisa Nikfarjam, president of Lisa Nik Inc.; and Daniel Wisner, assistant technical designer at Alexis Bittar who will share their thoughts and experience on the subject.

“For more than 25 years, GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair has provided a unique opportunity for job seekers to meet face-to-face with influential companies and experienced industry leaders who can greatly impact their careers,” said Kathryn Kimmel, GIA executive vice president and chief marketing officer and one of the founders of the GIA Jewelry Career Fair.

This year’s GIA Jewelry Career Fair coincides with the JA New York Spring Show. Additional GIA Jewelry Career Fairs will also be held in London on Friday, April 5 and then in Carlsbad, California on Friday, Oct. 11. 

Courtesy - GJEPC



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