Hiring? Let us deliver a talented and diverse group of applicants, at no cost to you.
The WORX presents its first ever career fair, helping employers diversify their workforces and tap skilled talent pools they may not have accessed before.
Prospect helps employers diversify their workforces while helping job seekers who face barriers to employment. We work with everyone from recent immigrants to military veterans to people with disabilities. We're a not-for-profit, working with businesses all over Alberta.
About The WORX
The WORX is Prospect’s innovative Career and Employment Service designed to increase career and employment opportunities for job seekers with disabilities. We understand that employers are always on the lookout for great employees, so we help skilled workers with disabilities make connections. The career search process can be an overwhelming experience for anyone. We’ve made the process easier by providing accessible information, resources, services, and access to innovative assistive technology.
You’re invited to discover new talent pools and diversify your skilled workforce.
Thursday September 27th, 2018,
Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
1316 33rd St. NE, Calgary, Rooms Plaza 1 & 2
The morning will consist of job seekers visiting your booth. You can discuss your company, your current available positions, view resumes and set up interviews if you are interested in the candidate. The afternoon will consist of interviews with the candidates you’ve chosen.
7:30 am - Registration.
8:20 am-8:50 am - Orientation: how to get the most from this event.
9:00 am-12:00 pm - Booth visits, meet and greets.
12:00 pm - Lunch.
1:00pm-4:00 pm - Interviews.
4:00pm- 5:00 pm - Event wind-down.
We provide: A 10’ X10’ space including one 8’ table, 2 chairs, interview scheduling cards, coffee & tea, lunch and a chance to connect with over 100 quality candidates.
Two attendees to be at your booth in the morning and interview in the afternoon
Set up and ready by 8:15 am
Marketing materials, handouts and information for attendees
The Plaza rooms are in the Conference side of the Coast Plaza. Please load in through the Conference doors. There is plenty of free parking.
To register, please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM and return to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register early, as space is limited. Registration deadline is Friday, September 7.
There are unique sponsorship opportunities available to help promote your company. We can also tailor a sponsorship for you.
Click here for SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for The WORX Career Fair.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on September 27.
The WORX Career Fair on September 27
Join Prospect for The WORX Career Fair. Meet with employers who are hiring and learn about available positions. You can also have your resume critiqued, practice job interviews and receive job coaching assistance from The WORX staff. For more information, visit contact Prospect at 403.273.2822.
Keep checking back for the list of employers that will be in attendance.
Engaging Leadership in Diversity Event on July 24, 2018
On July 24th, 2018, The WORX hosted an event called “Engaging Leadership in Diversity”. This Effective Strategy Forum had subject matter experts share their insights with 34 employers from a wide variety of industries.
The event focused on building the capacity of organizations to effectively include people with disabilities in their workforces. There were two main components to the event. The first was presentations from three employers that are recognized as inclusion leaders in their industries. The speakers were Carol Hogarth, HR Business Partner with BMO; Helen Danyo, Case Manager with Jazz Aviation; and Nikki King, Plant Manager with Iron Mountain. They shared best practices in their organizations that have helped secure leadership support for diversity and inclusion initiatives aimed at people with disabilities. The second component of the event was a working session where employers in attendance shared what they have done in their organizations and what could be done to help secure leadership support for these initiatives.
Take a look at some of the quotes that came from the event:
"It takes open communication, it takes commitment and it takes a desire as an organization to promote diversity & inclusion, but that’s what we want to do." - Helen Danyo, Jazz Aviation
"We don’t look at Diversity as a program, we look at it as a core value of our company. Don’t focus on what someone can’t do, focus on what they can. Everybody brings something special to the table. We live and breath diversity & inclusion everyday."- Helen Danyo, Jazz Aviation
"An inclusive workplace is one that welcomes all perspectives. Part of our strategy for our Diversity & Inclusion is employee driven, and includes our Count Me In program."- Carol Hogarth, BMO
"The amount of people disclosing their disability has really opened up the conversation within the team. It went from one person with a disability to 30% disclosing, and it’s great! It turns the team into a stronger team" - Nikki King, Iron Mountain
"Promoting inclusion and teamwork is one of Iron Mountain's core values and we live by it. We build teams that reflect the communities that we work in." Nikki King, Iron Mountain
New Location in Downtown Calgary!
We are excited to announce that The Worx is growing and adding new services. In addition to the services provided at the Employment Resource Centre in Prospect's Northeast Calgary location, we have added a new downtown location with a fully accessible resource centre.
Check out the Worx downtown location, located at #130, 910 -7th Ave SW.