HUNDREDS EXPECTED AT JOB FAIR - JVS Toronto poised to help

    TORONTO, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - As the unemployment rate in Ontario hits an
all-time high, JVS Toronto will continue to do what it does best: help people
find jobs.
    On Tuesday, February 10th, at JVS' Employment Resource Centre in North
York, people needing jobs are encouraged to come to a free job fair to meet
with nine companies that are presently hiring. Employers include Investor's
Group, Toronto Fire Services, and Nexicore.
    "JVS has been around for over 60 years, and with this current employment
crisis, we've had to adjust. Now, we help our clients think creatively, work
their networks, and re-focus their efforts. We are connecting with
"recession-proof" employers, but we'll definitely need to increase our
employer partners as our client lists grow," says Jo-Anne Cameron, Manager of
the Employment Resource Centre at Atria, the host of Tuesday's job fair.

    WHO:      JVS Toronto
    WHAT:     Free Job Fair
    WHEN:     Tuesday, February 10th, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
    WHERE:    JVS Toronto Employment Resource Centre in Atria I
              2255 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 120 (Victoria Park and
              Sheppard Ave.)
    WHY:      To match people who need jobs with employers who are hiring

    JVS Toronto is a non-profit organization that was founded over 60 years
ago to assist Jewish immigrants in finding employment after World War II.
Today, the organization works with thousands of people from diverse
backgrounds with diverse needs. JVS Toronto helps clients identify their
strengths and goals, and develop the necessary skills and knowledge they need
to succeed in school, work and life. Since 1947, this remarkable organization
has enabled over 500,000 people to fulfill their potential.

For further information:

For further information: Abby Robins, Director of Communications and
Marketing, JVS Toronto, (416) 787-1151 ext. 276 (work), (416) 277-3340 (cell),

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