VILLE ST-LAURENT, QC, April 2, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - One of two job fairs for ex-employees of Aveos is taking place today in St-Laurent. Organized with the collaboration of several recruiting agencies, today's job fair will be followed by a second event with prospective employers including several from the aerospace industry. The initiative is championed by a small group of volunteers, all former Aveos employees who were also terminated on March 20th.
A unique job fair
Comprised of nine volunteers, the team quickly banded together to take on this initiative and help the terminated employees. "The idea was sparked by our colleague France on March 22nd as we were picking up our personal belonging. France wanted to find a way to support our colleagues and friends in this time of need." says Pascale Lambert, spokesperson for the group. "Through the years, we have built strong personal ties. We have spent a great deal of time together and some are like a second family to us." concludes Madame Lambert.
"We have many highly skilled and talented individuals looking for their next opportunity to contribute to a successful business. This event is a great opportunity to facilitate their career transition." says Kay Heaton and Christine Palasky.
Outpouring of Support
The Novotel de l'Aeroport de Montreal graciously accepted to host this first job fair. Thanks to their support, we are able to welcome candidates who are looking for new positions and participating recruitment firms. "We are delighted by the response and collaboration of all." mentions Madame France Lauriault. More than 22 recruiters and placement agencies are participating in this first fair to be followed by a second one which will host over 18 participating companies. "These organizations have accepted our invitation with enthusiasm, because in addition to helping the ex-employees of Aveos, it is a positive collaboration for the partners in the aerospace industry." says Mme Lauriault. She goes on to say "We have approached several companies in the region and employees will have the opportunity to apply for work quickly in the same area." Former employees will also be able to benefit from the professional advice of consultants in their job search. "For many, this is the first time in years where they have to be looking for employment." mentions Madame Lambert. Professionals from Jobboom and Services Canada will be on hand to provide guidance to participants on various aspects of their job search including how to write a resume, how to search the internet for positions and how to interview effectively. This first of two job fairs is held at the Hotel Novotel de l'Aeroport de Montreal on April 2nd 2012 between 9:00 and 13:00.
Members of the Volunteer Committee
- Ellen Awad
- Kay Heaton
- Pascale Lambert,
- France Lauriault,
- Christine Paslawsky
- Veronique Poirier
- Richard Saba
- Philippe Burton (external from Enerkem, previously Aveos.)
- Helen Mitzinis (external from Honeywell, previously Aveos)
List of participating companies for April 2, 2012
- AAA Assistance Aéronautique & Aerospatiale Canada
- Alter-Ego Personnel
- Cadres Disponible/Executives Available Inc.
- CQ Search Group Ltd.
- Drakkar Recherche de cadre
- Ecole National d'Aérotechnique
- Fuze HR
- Francyne Wilson
- Group Conseils OSI
- Innovation RH
- MSB Ressources Globales
- Resources Global Professionals
- Robert Half
- St-Amour et associés
For further information:
Source and Information
Mrs. Pascale Lambert
Ex-Aveos employee, Marketing
E-mail address: [email protected]