RAPAPORT... The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) expects 38 gem and jewelry firms to be present at its Jewelry Career Fair at the end of July in New York. The Jewelers for Veterans Foundation, created in 2012 to help find jobs for returning servicemen and women in the jewelry industry, will also be on-hand to meet with and to assist U.S. military veterans in their job search.
“GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair is returning to the East Coast for the first time since 2008, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the caliber of participating companies and speakers,” said Kathryn Kimmel, GIA's vice president and chief marketing officer, and founder of the GIA Jewelry Career Fair. “We encourage anyone with an interest in the fascinating world of gems and jewelry –-whether new to the industry or experienced professionals-– to come out and meet with some of the most prominent global companies in our field.”
The career fair will take place at the Javits Convention center from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 30; recruiting will occur from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. GIA will host a panel discussion "Job Sucess in Today's Market," featuring David Yurman, the founder of David Yurman Inc.; Ann Arnold, the chief executive of Lieberfarb; Lex Graham, a recent GIA graduate and retail jeweler at Betteridge, and Rahul Kadakia, the head of the jewelry department at Christie’s New York. Later in the event, Paola DeLuca, the creative director of Trend Vision Jewellery + Forecasting, will present her findings on the socio-cultural phenomena of jewelry. Those who are interested in this program should RSVP prior to the event. See the list of participating companies.