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September 25, 2017
Mayor John Tory to participate in launch of employment event Wednesday to fill 300+ positions at Yorkdale Shopping Centre
Mayor John Tory will be at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre on Wednesday, September 27 to help launch an employment event to fill more than 300 retail positions ahead of the holiday season. This will be the largest Yorkdale hiring event to date, with more than 35 participating retailers.

The employment event is part of an ongoing partnership between Yorkdale and the City of Toronto that has helped fill more than 1,500 retail positions since it launched in 2012. Through this partnership, the City’s Toronto Employment & Social Services (TESS) and its Employment Ontario partner agencies identify and match qualified candidates to available opportunities. The candidates are coached and provided with resumé and interview support prior to the recruitment event.

Mayor Tory, Yorkdale Senior Property Manager Ryan DaSilva and Oxford Properties Executive Vice President Michael Turner will greet participants and launch the fair and the City of Toronto’s Workplace Development Month as part of the City’s commitment to connecting employers and job seekers across Toronto. Oxford Properties manages Yorkdale.

Retailers are looking to fill part-time and full-time permanent and seasonal positions. Interested job-seekers can visit for more information about employment opportunities.

To register for the morning portion of the event, prospective candidates should phone 416-392-6949. The event is only open to the general public after 1 p.m. Candidates should arrive professionally dressed and have a hard copy of their resumé.

Mayor Tory along with DaSilva and Turner will welcome participants starting at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Employment fair hours for registered and invited candidates only will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members of the general public are welcome from 1 to 4 p.m.

Yorkdale Shopping Centre is located at 3401 Dufferin St. in Toronto. The event will be held in the West Expansion space (near the Harry Rosen store).

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Toronto Employment and Social Services
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Keerthana Kamalavasan
Office of the Mayor

Jill Lindsay
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