More than 90 jobs are now up for grabs in the Ottawa area, and military families will have an exclusive opportunity to nab some of the positions thanks to a job fair sponsored by the Military Family Resource Centre-National Capital Region (MFRC-NCR) on July 19.
Brookfield Global Relocation Services’ (BGRS) is currently looking to fill more than 90 agent positions for their new contact centre in downtown Ottawa. The agents will be assisting RCMP and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members with relocations.
MFRC-NCR was approached earlier this year by BGRS, who already hires many military spouses, with the possibility of holding a job fair to hire members of the military community for the contact centre.
“It’s the kind of job that their expertise as military family can really come in handy because it’s a contact centre for relocation. And who is the best person to help other families with relocation? The person who lived it,” said Samuel Comtois, Marketing & Promotions Coordinator MFRC-NCR.
The job fair will be hosted in partnership with IMI Material Handling Logistics Inc. and will take place at the Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess.
“The employer wanted for the individuals that will be interviewed to be able to appreciate what it will take for them to commute to downtown Ottawa everyday for the contact centre,” said Karen Groutsche, Employment and Volunteer Services Coordinator, MFRC-NCR.
Through the job fair, BGRS is looking to hire as many people as possible and everyone from the military community, over the age of 16, is welcome to take part.
Prior to the fair, the MFRC, in partnership with the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB), hosted workshops to prepare military families for the interviews on July 13.
“We really want the participants to have as much practice as possible,” noted Groutsche.
The workshops were hands-on and tailored to BGRS job fair process. Interviewees learned the skills to demonstrate how they are a perfect fit for the job, brushed up on their elevator speech techniques and learned how to tighten up their resume for this job interview.
There was a morning workshop in English and an afternoon session in French.
On the day of, three IMI interviewers will be on hand to interview candidates. Chosen candidates will be called back at a later time for a second interview.
While they are waiting for their interview, military members vying for a position with BGRS will have access to YSB employment consultants for last minute interview coaching.
They will also be provided with information on Employment Services Ontario and how to register for their services to receive employment assistance.
It’s not too late to take part in the MFRC-NCR’s job fair. Email your resume today to firstname.lastname@example.org to be granted an interview.