On Thursday September 28th, 2006 Gore Mutual opened its doors for its first ever Job Fair and Open House! Insurance professionals and entry-level jobseekers from across Southwestern Ontario took the opportunity to visit Gore Mutual and find out what this Canadian-owned insurance company is all about.
Coordinated by www.InsuranceWorks.ca, with collaboration from Gore’s HR team, the event was a resounding success according to Gore Mutual staff and attendees alike.
“Working with Susan Hirst and Ross MacMaster of Gore Mutual’s HR team made planning this event easy and enjoyable. We knew that once we got the insurance professionals in the door, the rest would fall into place due to the warmth of the staff and the professionalism of the company. That is evident in the number of people who emailed or called us the day after to say thanks for introducing them to such a great company”, says Michelle Straka, Vice President of www.InsuranceWorks.ca.
Visitors enjoyed meeting the Gore Mutual team, sipping gourmet and specialty coffees, as well as munching on great food and desserts. Of special interest were the constant tours taking place of Gore’s beautiful heritage building and grounds.
A draw took place at the end of the evening, which saw 3 lucky people win a Ipod, a digital camera and a laptop. Door prizes of movie passes and gift certificates for William’s Coffee Pub were handed out to the first 40 visitors to arrive.
While the event was fun and lively, it cannot go unmentioned that talented insurance professionals from all over had the opportunity to interview with the company’s management team.