Spring is in the air and so are jobs in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
That was evident Wednesday at a large job fair held at the VCCS Employment Services in Lindsay.
Colin Halton came to the job fair hoping to rejoin the workforce.
Halton: Just sort of what’s out there right now… it’s kind of a hard market right now.
Dozens visited VCCS where Kawartha Lakes employers were aiming to fill 75 full-time and part-time positions.
Brenda Roxburgh VCCS: Now is the best time of the year – one of the best times to look for work – not just with the seasonal jobs but we are through the Christmas winter lull. There are a lot of businesses expecting to be busy now straight to the fall and november.
Among them Naylor Systems. For 40 years the Cameron-based company has specialized in building and designing docks marine systems. it’s now expanding and needs to fill 10 roles including welders, machinists, shipping and receiving and general labourers.
Matthew Naylor: Today we’ve been very successful – lots of potentials and they will keep us busy within the next week doing interviews.
Boating company Buckeye Marine of Bobcaygeon will soon be on the water again, aiming to hire several people.
Carly Poole, operations manager: We are currently looking for boat, on-water demonstrators -someone who is very proficient in boat handling to show customers how to use their new boats -which is pretty exciting and we’re also looking for a service manager.
Unemployment in the central region sits at 6.5 per cent – Halton hopes this event removes him from that statistic
Halton: It has its up and downs of course any job market does – right now I wouldn’t say it’s as large as it has been in the past. But if you’re willing do to the work you can certainly find some stuff.
VCCS will host a second job fair next Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Greg Davis CHEX News Lindsay