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GIA “Mini” Jewelry Career Fair debuts in Las Vega

The Institute will provide guidance to job seekers on how to thrive in an economic downturn

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has announced it will debut a GIA "Mini" Jewelry Career Fair in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 31 during the JCK Las Vegas Show.

The GIA "Mini" Jewelry Career Fair, sponsored by JCK Events, will be a condensed version of the Institute's popular career coaching and job search events that have helped place job candidates in the jewelry industry for the last 18 years. The "Mini" Career Fair will focus on how to thrive in a challenging economy.

It will include a "Working to Win" panel featuring some of the industry's top executives and career coaching sessions with business leaders providing advice in various subject areas, including resume review, career information, design, networking, entrepreneurship and starting your own business. Although there will be no on-site recruiting, GIA will provide information on the career opportunities being offered by show exhibitors and buyers.

"This is an especially critical time for GIA to provide its services and network of industry leaders in support of those pursuing a career in gems and jewelry," said Kathryn Kimmel, vice president, chief marketing officer and founder of the GIA Jewelry Career Fair. "Whether attending this event as a first-time job seeker or as a seasoned professional looking to re-invent themselves, this event will provide invaluable information."

The GIA "Mini" Jewelry Career Fair will be held on Sunday, May 31 from 10 a.m.-1:15 p.m., with the doors opening at 9:30 a.m. for career coaching sign-ups. It will take place at the Venetian Conference Center in the Zeno Room 4701-47. The event is free and open to all with no advance registration or badge required.

Though no show badge is needed to attend the GIA "Mini" Jewelry Career Fair, a badge is required to attend the JCK Show. Students interested in being admitted to the JCK Show must register by May 15 with GIA Career Services at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 800-421-7250 ext. 4100. Non-students interested in admittance to the show can e-mail Danielle Aposhian of JCK Events at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 203-840-5837.

Career Fair was founded by GIA and The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California. The next GIA Jewelry Career Fair in Carlsbad is scheduled for Oct. 16, 2009 at the Institute's world headquarters.


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