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Marine industry reps and job seekers can network at Port Connect event in Nanaimo

People seeking work in the marine sector will have a chance to network with employers at an event this week.

Port Connect, organized by the Port of Nanaimo and Nanaimo’s Work B.C. Centre, takes place Thursday, Dec. 1 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation building at 50 Port Dr.

According to a press release, Port Connect doesn’t focus solely on “immediate employment and on-the-spot interviews,” but rather “meaningful connections for long-term industry relationships.”

Some of the organizations attending will be B.C. Ferries, DP World, Herold Engineering, Gowland Towing, Tetra Tech, Vancouver Island Pile Driving, Vancouver Island Ferry Corporation, Western Canada Marine Response Corporation, Port of Nanaimo, GRT Soil Processing, Petroglyph Development Group, Western Maritime Institute, Work B.C. Centre Nanaimo, Canada Border Services Agency, Vancouver Island Whale Watch, Seamor Marine and the Canadian Coast Guard.

Bill Jahelka, WCMRC regional manager, said his organization is pleased to host the event with stakeholders and partners.

“Port Connect provided an opportunity for us to meet an ideal candidate in 2018, currently employed today as a valuable member of our team. We support this event and look forward to meeting those interested in our exciting marine-based industry,” Jahelka said in the press release.

People can register by going to For more information, call 778-269-4836 or e-mail at
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