October 15th, 2007. North Vancouver, BC -
In preparation for its 9th Annual Career Fair this coming weekend, Grouse Mountain has focused its message to applicants on the non-monetary benefits of working at the resort.
Career Fair advertising, website postings, and word-of-mouth communications have deliberately given the almighty paycheque a backseat in favour of other unique “perks” such as unlimited skiing/boarding, deals on snow gear, proximity to the city, transit access, and the chance to list Vancouver’s top attraction on your resume.
“This is an employee’s market”, says General Manager Michael Cameron. “Frankly, all jobs have a salary in common. Today’s recruitment is all about what separates you from the herd. Wages need to be competitive, but that’s not what draws applicants. Give a new employee a future in the tourism sector, now you’ve got something.”
Another factor that will weigh heavily on the success of this year’s Career Fair is the comparatively accessible employment climate for foreign workers. With key deficits in the Food & Beverage and Ski Instructor disciplines spawning more relaxed employment legislature, Grouse Mountain fully expects to have a number of positions instantly filled by qualified applicants on working holiday visas.
The Grouse Mountain Career Fair takes place on October 20th and 21st at the base of the mountain. Over 300 positions are available. Applicants can access the mountain via Translink routes #232 and #236.
What: The 9th Annual Grouse Mountain Career Fair
Where: Grouse Mountain Resort, valley plaza
When: Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st, 10:00 – 16:00