The Fair is an opportunity for one-on-one career coaching, hiring opportunities for a variety of careers within the field and a panel discussion with prominent industry personalities. The event is free for job seekers and open to the public; anyone who wishes to attend can register prior to the event.
The line up of recruiters will feature from companies across the gem and jewelry industry – including Stuller, Jewelry Television (JTV) and CIRCA Inc. – with dozens of companies expected to participate. Employers interested in recruiting can sign up through an online registration form or GIA’s Career Services office.
Susan Jacques, president and CEO of GIA, will moderate the opening panel “Job Success in Today’s Market.” The panel of industry veterans and rising stars will include Regina Ciarleglio, director of retail development for Worthy, Inc.; Marion Fasel, founder and editorial director of TheAdventurine.com; Mary Feliciano, a GIA graduate working in quality assurance for Harry Winston, Inc.; Hank Siegel, president and CEO of Hamilton Jewelers; and Elliot Tannenbaum, senior principal for Leo Schachter Diamond Group.
“The accomplished professionals speaking at GIA Jewelry Career Fair in New York personify the diverse opportunities in the gem and jewelry industry,” said Kathryn Kimmel, GIA senior vice president and chief marketing officer, and co-founder of the GIA Jewelry Career Fair. “Career Fair brings together job seekers and recruiters looking to fill positions, and is a unique opportunity to network with successful professionals and hear firsthand about their journeys in this big-hearted, dynamic industry.”
GIA hosted its first Jewelry Career Fair in 1991 in Santa Monica, Calif. Since then, the event has expanded and linked gem and jewelry companies with future employees at more than 60 events in India, Las Vegas, New York and the GIA World Headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif.