The Town of Drumheller, the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce and Travel Drumheller hosted their first Tourism Job Fair on Thursday, April 11th at the Badlands Community Facility.
Eric Neuman, who had his booth set up to offer employment with his local business and to network with other local businesses was thrilled to have many people check out the first ever Drumheller Tourism Job Fair.
"I'm with Red Deer River Adventures and the job fair, so far in the first hour, a fair amount of people certainly coming through and having a look. This is a great opportunity for those looking for work locally," said Eric Neuman. "I've been around to probably half the booths and or had those people at those booths come and chat, communicating about what each other is offering and maybe, in the future, how we can work together."
Approximately 11 businesses and volunteer-based kiosks were set up in one of the upstairs rooms at the BCF. There was a complimentary array of food and drinks for anyone that attended.
The summer season is fast approaching, and students are coming home. Some have already had a headstart by applying for jobs earlier in the year, but right now is the perfect time to hold this Job Fair.
"Local businesses in the area that are looking to hire staff especially for the busy summer season," Laura Riste, the representative for Dana Hospitality, and Chef and Kitchen Manager at the Royal Tyrell Museum explained. "To bring folks through so they can see first hand what it's about."
The Drumheller Tourism Job Fair brought out a diverse crowd, all interested in what the Valley had to offer for local employment.
"There's plenty of services out here offering jobs," said student, Daniel Finkbiner, "like food, hotels, volunteering for the coal mine and Victim Services. Great, great causes."
Finkbiner also added that having this Job Fair creates opportunities and job experience for future endeavors that anyone may have.