PICS 9th Annual Mega Job Fair and Business Expo Attracts Record Numbers of Exhibitors and Attendees


Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society’s (PICS) signature annual event, 9th Mega Job Fair and Business Expo became one of the largest job fairs in Metro Vancouver after recording a whopping 4,700 attendees and 102 exhibitors.

Held in North Surrey Recreation Centre on Thursday August 4, 2016, the event witnessed long line ups as job seekers waited their turn to go in. The exhibitors were kept busy all day accepting resumes, discussing their businesses and conducting on the spot interviews.

“I am extremely pleased that PICS was able to connect thousands of job seekers with quality employers. True to it’s mission, PICS is working hard to serve the community and the credit for this m ust be given to PICS Employment Programs who have worked tirelessly to organize this event,” said Charan Gill, CEO of PICS.

Talking about the event Satbir Cheema, Director, PICS Employment Programs and Planning said, “Our team DSC_1098organized a mammoth event that brought together more than 100 businesses from every sector enabling thousands of job seekers to talk directly with HR personnel to preview different jobs and careers, and at the same time allowing businesses to showcase their products and services to develop new business opportunities.  The feedback from exhibitors and attendees was very positive and we are extremely happy about it.”

Gold Sponsors for the PICS 9th Annual Mega Job Fair and Business Expo were Vancity. “Thank you Vancity for sponsoring the event once again. Without your generous sponsorship, this event would not have been possible,” said Cheema.

Cheema also thanked the City of Surrey for partnering with PICS for the event and to Business in Vancouver and The Now Newspaper for their generous media sponsorship; and to Valley Driving School for spreading the word.

PICS is extremely grateful to Nanak Foods who diligently served delicious snacks DSC_9278to all the attendees and to Starbucks and Select Pizza who sponsored food for all staff, volunteers and exhibitors at the event.

A number of exciting door prizes were given at the event and these included a 55 inch LED TV sponsored by Surrey businessman Manjit Litt, a 32 inch LED TV sponsored by Lone Wolf, a laptop sponsored by PICS Board, two tablets sponsored by Gennix Consulting Inc. and Tinku Parmar of Knowledge First Financial respectively, an iPAD sponsored by Dr. Charan Gill, an HD Box by Shaw Cable and a $2000 English pronunciation package and many more door prizes by Best Buy, the White Caps and Vancity.

For more information and for interviews please call Shruti-Prakash-Joshi @ 604-596-7722 ext. 115 or 604-617-7148