From The Globe and Mail Article:
"In Medicine Hat, Alta., the site of a former car dealership was converted into a drive-through recruitment venue for two days in mid-October. Borea Construction was there looking for 100 people to build and install solar energy projects in the nearby communities of Jenner, Hays and Tilley.
"Of the 280 people who attended, we found that 60 were an absolute 'Yes' and we called them the next day," Abby Clissold, a talent adviser with Borea, said. The company subsequently followed up with other strong candidates. "We did really great in terms of finding the talent. I think we found enough people that we need on our projects," she said."
"As the pandemic drags on, the emergence of drive-through and drive-in job fairs is a sign of the times. Many employers and job-seekers, frustrated by the limitations of remote hiring and video interviews, miss the one-on-one contact, says Jodie Engbert, manager of the Medicine Hat YMCA employment centre."
"The YMCA collaborated with labour specialists at the government of Alberta and Medicine Hat College to come up with the COVID-19-era career fair concept, Ms. Engbert said.
The initiative has been enthusiastically embraced by the community, which was already reeling for layoffs in the oil and gas sectors before the pandemic hit, said Shelly Drefs, who has co-ordinated campus job fairs at Medicine Hat College for the past 14 years. This year's fair was cancelled."
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