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The GIA Career Fair is returning to New York City in July, right before the JA New York jewelry trade show. Here, fine jewelry publicist Michelle Orman coaches an attendee at a previous fair.

New York--Registration is now open for one of the industry’s biggest networking and hiring events.

The GIA Jewelry Career Fair will take place on Friday, July 13 at New York’s Javits Center in 1E Hall from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Close to 50 companies, firms including Lorraine Schwartz, Tiffany & Co., London Jewelers and Diamonds Direct, are scheduled to attend. They will be meeting with attendees and hiring for positions across manufacturing, gemology, retail and more.

The event also features industry panels and one-on-one coaching with leading professionals.

The opening panel will be on “Job Success in Today’s Market” and will feature speakers Wendy Brandes, owner and president of Wendy Brandes Jewelry; Greg Kwiat, chief executive officer at Kwiat; Joel Schechter, chief executive officer at Honora; and recent GIA graduate Fallon Bock, a diamond quality specialist at Leo Schachter Diamond Group.

Kathryn Kimmel, GIA senior vice president and chief marketing officer, and co-founder of the GIA Jewelry Career Fair, said: “Since the inception of GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair our mission has been to foster networking, opportunity and stimulating discussion. Between the exceptional panelists, face-to-face career advice and array of recruiters at this year’s event, it is sure to garner success for job seekers.”

The GIA Career Fair is free and open to the public, though online registration is highly recommended.

Companies interested in recruiting can also sign up online or contact GIA Career Services at 760-603-4542.

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