Registration Open for GIA’s NYC Career Fair
The event is scheduled for March 13, offering meetings with gem and jewelry industry recruiters and career coaching.
The annual event is scheduled for March 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
It is geared toward anyone looking to learn more about career opportunities in the gem and jewelry industry.
“Career Fair – Powered by GIA is the premier event for finding success in the gem and jewelry industry,” said Susan Jacques, GIA president and CEO.
“Jewelry is a fun and emotional industry and a very personal business. Career Fair is the place for face-to-face meetings with recruiters looking to hire right now and industry professionals ready to offer their insights as they seek new positions within the trade.”
The event will include a “State of the Industry” panel, discussing trending topics with the following industry leaders.
Speaker Marty Hurwitz, CEO and founder of consulting and market research firm The MVEye, is a third-generation jewelry retailer whose company tracks consumer and trade habits, especially related to lab-grown diamonds.
Johanna Levy, vice president of environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs at GIA, has more than 15 years of international experience developing sustainability programs and leading projects to meet ESG goals.
David Berdugo, chief operating officer at Signet Jewelers-owned BlueNile.com and JamesAllen.com, is responsible for overseeing the brands’ merchandising, manufacturing, and supply chains.
The keynote speaker will be Jordan Harbinger, a Wall Street lawyer who turned his attention to podcast hosting. His podcast, “The Jordan Harbinger Show,” dives into the lives of successful people, including their strategies and perspectives.
Named one of Apple Podcasts’ “Best of 2018,” the show garners around 5 million downloads per month.
Attendees can meet with recruiters hiring for positions from entry-level to management in buying, social media, gemology, jewelry manufacturing and repair, jewelry design, marketing, sales, IT and beyond.
Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston, Brilliant Earth, Diamonds Direct, De Beers Group, and more are expected to attend.
There will also be one-on-one career coaching available.
For more information or to register, visit the GIA website.
GIA will also host career fairs in Carlsbad, California, and London later this year.
The first Career Fair took place in 1991 in Santa Monica, California. Since then, more than 70 events have been held in California, New York, Las Vegas, London, and India.
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