Multiple Golf Allied Organizations Support Show’s New Employment Initiative
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – A golf industry career fair will be staged for the first time at the 2010 PGA Merchandise Show, January 28-30, in Orlando, Fla., and will be produced in partnership by PGA Golf Exhibitions, The PGA of America, Association of Golf Merchandisers, National Golf Sales Representatives Association and leading golf industry employers, including Dick’s Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy.
The inaugural career fair programs will be spread out at multiple locations in the Orange County Convention Center and include recruitment services by leading industry employers, a variety of golf-related job posting boards, on-site interviewing for industry positions, employment workshops, resume posting boards, interviewing and resume writing seminars and comprehensive PGA Employment Services.
“The convergence of all sectors of golf, plus industry professionals from around the world makes a career fair at the PGA Merchandise Show the next logical step in helping build a more prosperous year for both employers and qualified job seekers,” said PGA Golf Exhibitions Group Vice President and General Manager Ed Several. “The allied associations organizing the overall effort for the career fair represent diverse fields where nearly every professional specialty within golf will be represented in some meaningful manner.”
The Career Fair is being designed to connect qualified industry professionals with job opportunities at some of the most recognized companies in golf. Dick’s Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy are announcing recruitment efforts as part of the inaugural program and organizers are working with additional golf-related employment companies to participate.
The primary location of the PGA Merchandise Show Career Fair will be right on the Show floor in Booth #2173. A professional career consultant will be at the booth during the show to offer advice on resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and networking strategies. Additionally, a Career Fair concierge will help guide employers and employment seekers to a wide variety of professional services available by participating organizations. A unique Web page has been created to handle PGA Merchandise Show Career Fair employment and job-seeker inquiries at www.pgashow.com.
About the PGA Merchandise Show
Since its inception in 1954, the PGA Merchandise Show has become the world’s most influential golf trade show and the global summit for the business of golf. In January 2010, influential golf manufacturers will exhibit; international leaders will address industry issues; timely education seminars and relevant best practices will be offered; new golf employment initiatives will be launched; and professional networking will build important relationships.
More than 40,000 industry professionals from some 75 countries will source the newest golf merchandise from nearly 1,000 golf vendors within one million gross square feet of interactive exhibit space of the Orange County Convention Center, Jan. 28-30, 2010. On January 27th, the 8th Annual Outdoor Demo Day provides the setting for the world’s largest professional testing event as nearly 90 golf vendors demonstrate product attributes exclusively for PGA Professionals and invited retailers at the 42-acre practice facility of Orange County National Golf Center.
Additional announcements regarding new and enhanced PGA Merchandise Show programs will be made. For more information and to register to attend the 57th PGA Merchandise Show, visit www.pgashow.com.
The PGA Merchandise Show, organized in partnership with The PGA of America, is one of three leading golf trade shows in PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions’ golf portfolio including the PGA Fall Expo in Las Vegas and the Ontario PGA Golf Merchandise Show in Toronto, Canada.
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