WATERLOO REGION, ON, Feb. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Communitech is using the
latest technology to help companies find suitable candidates to fill
some of the 1,300 specialized tech jobs currently available in Waterloo
Region. More than 15 companies will participate in the TechVibe Online
Career Fair Tuesday, Feb. 28th from noon until 6 p.m. EST, which will feature virtual booths and
enable live conversations between recruiters and candidates.
"We're excited to use technology to full advantage to attract candidates
from farther afield, particularly the U.S., to help companies meet
their recruiting needs," said Karen Gallant, Senior Director Talent
Networks at Communitech. "Going virtual extends our reach to those
unable to attend our live events, including ex-patriat Canadians
contemplating returning from Silicon Valley or other locales around the
Through the virtual fair, interested candidates can upload and submit
their resumes for various job listings in a secure environment.
Recruiters will chat privately with applicants either through instant
chat or webcam. Candidates can also connect with fellow attendees via
an on-line networking lounge, and view informational videos about
hiring companies in the virtual auditorium.
"We've tried to structure this as a replica of the live career fair
experience but in a virtual, 3D version," said Gallant. "The fair
set-up will be integrated with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn so that
'attendees' can search for connections or update their status in real
Participating companies include: Agfa HealthCare; Blue Coat; Christie
Digital Systems Canada Inc.; Core Avionics and Industrial LLC;
Desire2Learn; Enflick; Formulating Change; McAfee, Inc.; Miovision
Technologies Inc.; One-eighty Corp; OpenText; Procom; Qwalify Inc.; RDM
Corporation; and Sortable.
The virtual environment will be accessible to job seekers for 30 days
after the 'live' date. While applicants will still be able to apply for
jobs, the chat rooms will not be manned by recruiters after the event,
Communitech has noticed significant movement between tech hotbeds like
Silicon Valley and Waterloo Region, with talent flowing between the two
regions as well as other tech centers such as Boston and other Canadian
Communitech recently reported that 1,441 new jobs and 531 new companies
were created in Waterloo Region over the past three years.
To register for the Online Career Fair, go to: http://www.waterlootechjobsfair.com/
www.Waterlootechjobs.com is the technology jobs portal for Waterloo Region's technology
companies, managed by Communitech.
Founded by a group of dedicated entrepreneurs in 1997, Communitech www.communitech.ca is the regional hub for the commercialization of innovative
technologies supporting and building a Southwestern Ontario tech
cluster of more than 800 companies that now generates more than $25B in
revenue. Communitech supports tech companies at all stages of their
growth and development - from startup companies, to rapidly growing
SMEs, to large global players - to create greater numbers of successful
global businesses for Ontario and for Canada.
SOURCE Communitech Ltd.
For further information:
Shelley Grandy, Sr. PR Advisor, Communitech, 905-866-2656 or firstname.lastname@example.org