Jessica Hines of Spirit organized an independent job fair for a large employer in early December 2014 to hire for the 2015 season. The job fair included stops in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Romania. The first stop was in Cluj, Romania from December 5-7, 2014, where they visited the Salina Turda Salt Mines in Cluj and participated in group dinners. The next segment of the job fair was in Prague, Czech Republic from December 8-10. The participants went on a city tour of Prague, visited a Christmas market, and took a boat trip on the Vltava River. In Sofia, Bulgaria, from December 11-14, participants took a city tour and had lunch at Pod Lipite.
2015 International Job Fair: Romania, Czech Republic, and Bulgaria
2016 International Job Fair: Prague, Czech Republic
The last job fair of the season was in Prague, the Czech Republic from March 2-5, 2016. Employers enjoyed a chocolate truffle course in Prague, and one employer hired employees at the fair.
2016 International Job Fair: Skopje, Macedonia
Spirit organized the Skopje, Macedonia job fair from February 6-7, 2016. The agenda included a walking tour of Skopje, a welcome dinner, and an out-of-town wine tasting excursion. One employer found employees in Macedonia.
2016 International Job Fair: Ankara, Turkey
Spirit organized a job fair in Ankara, Turkey from January 31-February 5, 2016 and employers were able to hire employees for the summer 2016 season. Employers were able to explore the Old Town of Ankara and also stay overnight in the nearby town of Beypazari, where they went bazaar shopping and experienced a Turkish bath. Four employers hired employees in Turkey.
2016 International Job Fair: Kiev, Ukraine
Spirit organized a job fair in Kiev, Ukraine from January 27-February 1, 2016. Participants enjoyed taking a Master chocolate making and tasting class at Lviv Handmade Chocolate. They also toured Volodymyr Cathedral and the local shopping destination of Adriyivsky Uzviz. Two employers hired employees in Ukraine.
2016 International Job Fair: Kingston, Jamaica
Spirit Cultural Exchange held a job fair in Kingston, Jamaica from January 14-17, 2016 to hire employees for the summer 2016 season. Employers were able to take a tour of Dunns River Falls outside of Kingston as their cultural activity. Three employers hired employees in Jamaica.
2016 International Job Fair: Guangzhou, China
The second job fair of the 2016 season was held in Guangzhou, China from December 2-7, 2015. Employees enjoyed several group dinners together, and twenty employers hired employees in China.
2016 International Job Fairs: Thailand
Spirit Cultural Exchange held several job fairs for employers to hire employees for the summer 2016 season. The first job fair was organized by three Spirit employees and was held in Bangkok, Thailand from November 13-15, 2015. Employers participated in several cultural activities, the first of which was a tour of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Grand Palace, the Jim Thompson House, a city tour by van, Asiatique the Riverfront, and a welcome dinner cruise. The second cultural activity was a trip to the province of Ayutthaya, where they explored Wat Ohra SriSanpetch, Wat Yai Chaimongkol, the Ayutthaya Elephant Camp, and Wat Mahathat. Seven employers found employees in Thailand.
2015 International Job Fairs
Spirit Cultural Exchange held several job fairs for employers to hire employees for the spring/summer 2015 and winter 2016 seasons. The first fair was held in Shanghai, China from November 7-11, 2014. Cultural activities included a cultural tour of Shanghai. During the tour, participants were able to experience attractions like the Oriental Pearl Tower, Yu Gardens, and a night boat cruise along the Bund district on the Huangpu River. Nineteen employers hired employees in Shanghai.
From November 11-15, 2014, Spirit employers organized a job fair in Bangkok, Thailand. Cultural activities included a tour of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the Grand Palace, the Museum of Siam, Rattakosin Exhibition Hall, and Asiatique the Riverfront, as well as a Bangkok city tour. Six employers hired employees in Thailand.
Spirit employees organized a job fair in Kingston, Jamaica from January 15-18, 2015. Employers took a tour of Port Royal and enjoyed dinner at Morgan’s Harbour. Four employers found employees in Jamaica.
The last job fair of 2015 was in Turkey from February 1-5, 2015. Employers enjoyed a city tour of Ephesus and five employers all hired employees.
2014 International Job Fairs
Spirit Cultural Exchange held several job fairs for employers to hire for the spring/summer 2014 and winter 2015 seasons. The first job fairs were held in Thailand and the Philippines from October 6-15, 2013. Two Spirit staff members organized this fair, which was in Manila from October 7-9 and Bangkok from October 10-15. In Bangkok, employers enjoyed a cultural tour of the city. Three employers hired employees at this job fair.
The next job fair was held in Shanghai, China from November 6-11, 2013. Two Spirit staff members organized this fair, which included a cultural tour of Shanghai. During the tour, participants were able to experience attractions like the Oriental Pearl Tower, Yu Gardens, and a night boat cruise along the Bund district on the Huangpu River. They also enjoyed a welcome dinner at Xiao Nan Guo and a farewell dinner at Element Fresh. Fourteen employers hired employees in Shanghai.
Ukraine and Turkey were the next job fair destination, with employers gathering in Kiev, Ukraine from January 29-February 3, 2014 and Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey from February 3-7, 2014. A Ukraine cultural tour included stops at the Chernobyl Museum and the National Historical Museum of Ukraine, among other attractions. In Turkey, employers took a two-day cultural tour of Cappadocia, where they visited the Valley of the Fairy Chimneys, took a hot air balloon tour, and attended the Cities of the Underworld Tour. Six employers hired employees during the Ukraine and Turkey job fair.
Spirit employees organized a job fair in Prague, Czech Republic and Cluj, Romania from February 27-March 6, 2014. In Prague, employers visited the Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Nerudova Street, Prague Castle, Golden Lane, and the National Theatre on a cultural tour, while in Cluj they participated in a group activity called the Dungeon Game. Six employers hired employees in Prague and Cluj.
Spirit employees organized a job fair in Beijing, China from March 12-17, 2014. Employers had the chance to see the Great Wall and the Silk Market, as well as trying Peking duck at Quanjude Restaurant in Beijing. Three employers found employees at the Beijing job fair.