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Its frightening – thousands attend Calgary Airport job fair

Calgary|Calgary International Airport|economy|job fair|YYC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email “It’s frightening” – thousands attend Calgary Airport job fair (Dave Will – 660 NEWS) Related Stories Calgary airport looking to fill hundreds of new positions at job fairSeniors home in southwest looking to hire as many as 70 peopleNew hotel hosts job fair There was a massive turnout at a job fair for the Calgary airport’s new international terminal, which opens at the end of October.Before the doors even opened Wednesday morning, there was a huge lineup outside the Coast Plaza Hotel where the fair was taking place.Long lineups at the Coast Plaza Hotel for the Calgary Airport’s career fair. #yyc pic.twitter.com/ui1AwSASLo— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) August 17, 2016YCC is looking to fill 300 jobs, with positions in security, food service, customer service and retail.Those waiting were taken aback at the thousands on hand and said it is the reality of the economic situation in our city.“It’s very, very sad,” one man told 660 NEWS. “There are no jobs, it’s frightening.”The lengthy lineup isn’t a big shock to the Calgary Airport Authority’s Sarah Urbanowski.“We expected a lot interest in this particular career fair,” Urbanowski said. “There are some challenging times in the Calgary, but Calgary International Airport continues to be a place where there is growth and opportunity.”According to the airport, there will be more than just these jobs available and they suggest people check the career listings on www.yyc.com.As for the new terminal, it will add approximately two million square feet to YYC which is equivalent to 34 NFL football fields.There will be 24 new aircraft gates for International and U.S. destinations, including a new Canada/U.S. customs facilities and a 300-room hotel.When all is said and done, it will more than double the size of the existing airport. by Dave Will and 660 NEWS Staff Posted Aug 17, 2016 1:28 pm MDT read more

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