Students hungry for summer employment flocked to Humber College’s Summer Job Fair.
Attendance was strong as job hungry students matched off with employers on the main floor of the North campus Learning Resource Commons. The Feb. 4 event following a similar one at Lakeshore offered struggling students an opportunity to find much-needed employment over the summer months.
“It’s getting way more difficult to find a summer job so that’s why this kind of event is very important,” said Byung Oh, a student advisor for the Academic and Career Success Centre.
“Companies actually came to Humber to hire students so this is a good opportunity for Humber students,” he said. “If you go outside trying to find these kinds of jobs it’s even more difficult.”
All employers were looking to hire from the student body and some employers even preferred hiring students over other candidates.
“We‘re looking to hire everybody but students [especially] just because they offer a bit more flexibility in terms of hours and that’s sort of the crux of what we do [because] you never really know how long you’re going to work or how often you’re going to work,” said Jamie Roy of Firemen Movers, a moving company owned and operated by GTA firefighters.
Between tuition fees, rising food costs and a struggling economy, students welcomed the opportunity to look for employment under one roof.
“The tuition costs are really high and especially living on residence, too,” said Luke Allinson, a student at Humber.