Unlocking Careers in Hospitality:Insights from Toronto’s Latest Job Fair

Apr 6, 2023
HWTC April Hospitality Job Fair

On April 5th, a job fair was held in midtown Toronto, specifically catering to hospitality-related jobs. With 800+ attendees, the job fair was a resounding success, attracting individuals from all walks of life and age groups.

Attendees engage with employers at job fair

The event was organized by City of Toronto and HWTC, who are both passionate about promoting job opportunities, especially in the hospitality industry. HWTC has an ongoing history of having great partnerships with hospitality employers, including training and job placements.

The job fair featured a range of employers, from large hotel chains like Four Seasons Hotel, Hilton and Fairmont to iconic Toronto attractions such as the CN Tower, as well as the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). This diverse range of employers made the job fair an excellent opportunity for job seekers to explore different avenues in the hospitality industry.

 

blurry image of crowd at the HTWC job fair

One of the highlights of the job fair was the variety of job opportunities available. From front-line roles such as servers and bartenders to back-of-house positions like cooks and cleaners, there were opportunities for individuals with varying levels of experience and skills. Some employers even offered on-the-spot interviews, allowing job seekers to make an impression and potentially secure employment.

The event was well-organized considering the high volume of job seekers who attended and the limited space of the venue. HWTC worked with the City of Toronto to establish waiting rooms so that those waiting to get into the job fair could do so without standing in torrential rainstorms. Everyone was friendly and approachable, answering questions from attendees and offering guidance on how to apply to each company.

The event was also inclusive, with employers actively seeking out candidates from diverse backgrounds. This inclusivity was evident in the range of age groups represented at the job fair, with both young and older individuals attending.

Job Seekers learn more about HWTC Booth

Overall, this job fair was a great success and a testament to the resilience of the hospitality industry in Toronto. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the event showcased the industry’s commitment to providing employment opportunities and promoting growth. With events like this, the hospitality industry in Toronto is well-positioned to continue its positive trajectory and provide meaningful employment to job seekers from all walks of life.

HWTC is planning on hosting future Hospitality focused job fairs – If you are interested in participating as an employer or attending as job seeker > SIGN UP HERE

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