McGill recruiters were among the 34 organizations scouting talent at this year’s Comité d’adaptation de la main-d’oeuvre (CAMO) Networking Day, held on April 7th. The one-day job fair attracted some 900 disabled persons with wide-ranging skills and backgrounds, all seeking job opportunities.
“Employers have specific needs and this event aims at bringing them together with suitable candidates. The event this year attracted organizations as varied as Cirque du Soleil, Air Canada, Desjardins Group and Hydro-Québec, but all these organizations share a common goal, which is to act on their commitment to diversity in the workplace,” said Pierre Thibodeau, Director Staffing.
There to represent McGill were Sylvie Bédard, Audrey Lew and Audrey De Repentigny from Staffing, Richard Courtois and Alissa Goddard from University Services, Nancy Brault from the Faculty of Medicine, and Susanne Baumann-Moroy from the Faculty of Engineering. All were there to promote the University’s commitment to diversity, but they also identified a handful of potentially interesting candidates, should there eventually be job openings matching their skills. “All in all, it was a productive day,” said Pierre.