The warm spring weather had professional drivers and others looking for jobs in Canada’s trucking and logistics industries turning out in large numbers for Jobs Expo, hosted by Road Today and Truck News magazines.
The event, held April 6 at the International Centre, included nearly 100 exhibitors representing fleets and service providers from allied sectors. They were on hand to find drivers, owner-operators, and non-driving positions such as accounting, administration, dispatch, mechanics, sales, and marketing teams.
“There were more drivers at this show than I have seen in several years,” said Michael Frolick, director – safety and compliance with Transpro Freight Systems. “In fact, we have several interested drivers from the show coming to see me this morning … I truly look forward to the next one in September.”
“The Jobs Expo was an excellent opportunity to connect recruiters with job-seekers looking to make a great career in the trucking, transportation and logistics sectors. We thank all exhibitors, sponsors and attendees for their overwhelming participation towards the success of Jobs Expo,” said Manan Gupta, general manager, Newcom South Asian Media.
The event was broadcast live across three Asian Television Network (ATN) channels.
Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Ontario Provincial Police representatives attended, too, sharing the latest information on commercial motor vehicle safety regulations and career opportunities.
Greetings from the province of Ontario were brought by Mississauga-Malton MPP Deepak Anand.
Event sponsors included Volvo Trucks Canada and Texis Truck Exhaust.
The Jobs Expo is part of the Newcom South Asian Media Company joint venture. The next Jobs Expo for Ontario will be held on Sept. 14 in Mississauga.