In his 15-plus years in HR, KD Khairah has attended a lot of job fairs, but never one quite like the event his recruitment firm will host on July 10. Because this is 2020 and everything is different now, this will be an online affair, with all the action happening via Zoom.
CanMar Recruitment’s Virtual Career Day will bring job-seekers together with 20 companies in the cannabis sector for a full day that also includes panel discussions on diversity and inclusion and the state of the industry.
There is no fee to attend the event. Khairah told CannCentral that CanMar is hosting the free career day out of a sense of corporate responsibility. He noted that nearly two million Canadians are out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and further pointed out that the cannabis industry has had struggles of its own, citing the 700 jobs Aurora Cannabis recently eliminated as part of cost-cutting measures.
The Vancouver-based CanMar’s aim, Khairah said in a telephone interview, was not just to assist job-hunters, but to support the industry as well, particularly the smaller players within it.