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YMM Home Show and Job Fair Invites Vendors, Builders and Employers to Register

YMM Home Show and Job Fair invites vendors, builders and employers to register 

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 9, 2017) – Businesses and vendors are invited to register now at choosewoodbuffalo.ca for the YMM Home Show and Job Fair, coming to MacDonald Island on March 3 and 4, 2017. 

Wood Buffalo Economic Development is seeking builders, landscapers, contractors and companies that provide services for rebuilding, renovating, and upgrading homes across the community to fill these booths.

Local companies and vendors will be given registration priority until January 27, after which time registration will be open to all companies until the February 10 deadline.  

Businesses taking part in the Job Fair can register for free. The registration fee for vendors participating in the YMM Home Show will be $150. 

The YMM Home show will be held in the Nexen Field House, with room for booths for more than 80 companies. In the second field house, businesses will be able to set up at the Job Fair to meet with potential employees as they work to fill vacant positions.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for people across our community to connect directly with businesses with expertise in rebuilding and renovating homes” said Leigh Ann Smith, Public Information Officer for Wood Buffalo Economic Development. “We’re proud to offer these resources both to those rebuilding and to the wider community.” 

Businesses with 10 or fewer employees will have the option at registration to take advantage of a variety of options available for participation based on availability, including taking part in one day only, sharing a booth and human resources supports. 

“The recovery of local businesses is essential to the recovery of the community as a whole,” said Alexis Foster of the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce. “Many local businesses have had vacancies for months and this Job Fair will connect these businesses with local job-seekers.” 

The YMM Home Show and Job Fair are presented in partnership with the Government of Alberta, Community Futures Wood Buffalo, the Fort McMurray Construction Association, the Urban Development Institute and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

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