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2014 International Job Fairs

Jul 6, 2016

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.

 

2013 International Job Fairs

Jul 6, 2016

Spirit Cultural Exchange held several different job fairs for employers to hire employees for the summer 2013 and winter 2014 seasons. Spirit held a smaller-scale job fair in Manila, Philippines from October 7-9, 2012, which included a cultural tour of Manila. From October 10-15, employers met in Bangkok, Thailand, where Spirit arranged sightseeing activities like a cultural tour of Bangkok, featuring the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and an optional spa trip. Six employers hired employees at this fair.

The Taiwan and China Job Fair was held from November 3-12, 2012. The agenda included a cultural tour of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, shopping, and a group dinner. Seventeen employers hired employees at this fair.

The Europe Job Fair was held from January 30-February 8, 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine, and Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey. From January 30-February 4, employees met in Kiev, where they enjoyed a cultural tour of Kyiv Fortress, Andriyivski Uzviz, and St. Sophia’s Cathedral. From February 4-8, employers gathered in Ankara, where they participated in a tour of the Corum Museum and historical monuments of the Hittite Empire. A smaller Easy Hire fair was held in Istanbul on February 9. Seventeen employers hired employees at the Europe Job Fair.

Spirit employees organized a job fair in Cluj and Bucharest, Romania from March 6-11, 2013. Employers were able to visit Dracula’s Castle on their way to Bucharest from Cluj, and also enjoyed a tour of Bucharest that included the Palace of Parliament, the Romanian Peasant Museum, the Van Gogh Grand Café, Stavropoleos Church, Old Princely Court, and dinner at Bamio Restaurant. Eight employers hired employees in Romania.

The final job fair of 2013 was from August 24-28 in South America. Employers gathered in Lima, Peru from August 24-25, where they enjoyed a visit to the Choco Museo and dinner at Central Restorante in Miraflores. On August 28, they went to Florianópolis, Brazil, and took a city tour that included a boat trip to Costa de Lagoa from lunch, sand dunes, and a public market tour. Nine employers found employees in Peru and Brazil.

2012 International Job Fairs

Jul 6, 2016

Spirit Cultural Exchange held several different job fairs for summer and winter employers. The first job fair was held in Thailand and the Philippines for the spring and summer 2012 season. The fair was October 12-17, 2011 in Manila, Bangkok, and Chiang Mai. Two Spirit staff members organized the job fair, which included cultural activities and many hiring opportunities. Fifteen employers found employees at the job fair. In Bangkok, the employers enjoyed a cultural tour, including such destinations as the Vimanmek Mansion, Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall, and the Rattanakosin History Museum.

The next month, Spirit employees organized a China Job Fair from November 10-14, 2011. The fair took place in Hong Kong and Guangzhou. Nineteen employers hired employees. Employers were also able to experience some local culture in their free time, including a cultural tour of Hong Kong, where they visited Man Mo Temple, the Peak, Aberdeen Fishing Village, and Stanley Market.

The Jamaica Job Fair was from January 10-14, 2012. Nine employers hired employees for their spring and summer 2012 seasons. Employers also enjoyed an excursion to Lime Cay and group dinners at Norma’s on the Terrace and Rodney’s Arms.

The Europe Job Fair was from February 9-17, 2012. Employers traveled to Ukraine and Turkey, where they enjoyed group dinners, a city tour of Ephesus, and an overnight stay in Izmir. Around fourteen employers hired employees for their spring and summer 2012 seasons.

A smaller-scale job fair was held the following month in Cluj, Romania. Six employers hired employees. Employers were also able to take a tour of Cluj, including stops at St. Michael’s Church, Orthodox Cathedral, Medicine Historical Museum, Tailor’s Bastian Tower, and the Botanic Gardens of Cluj.

The last job fair of 2012 was in South America to hire employees for the winter 2013 season. The fair included stops in Peru, Brazil, and Argentina from August 22-31, 2012. Three employers hired employees. Employers also enjoyed cultural tours in Lima, Floripa, and Buenos Aires.

2011 International Job Fairs

Jul 5, 2016

Spirit Cultural Exchange held several different job fairs for employers to hire employees for the summer 2011 and winter 2012 seasons. From November 3-12, 2010, two Spirit staff members organized the Spirit Asia Job Fair for the summer 2011 season. Employers traveled to Shanghai and Shaoxing in mainland China and Bangkok, Thailand to hire employees.

In China, employers enjoyed a group welcome dinner and shopping near Yu Gardens, a boat tour of the Bund, and a group dinner at Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant. Eight employers hired employees in China.

The job fair moved to Bangkok from November 8-12, where participants enjoyed a city tour of Wat Prakeaw and the Grand Palace, as well as the Jim Thompson House. They also participated in a welcome dinner cruise and a group dinner at Blue Elephant. Five employers hired employees in Bangkok.

Spirit also organized a Europe Job Fair from February 12-21, 2011 for the summer 2011 season. In Istanbul, Four employers found employees, and all the employers enjoyed a welcome dinner and a city tour of Istanbul. In Kiev, five employers found employees, and employers were able to tour Kiev. In Skopje, Macedonia, one employer found employees during a mini job fair session.

There was also a job fair held in Kingston, Jamaica from January 11-15, 2011, organized by two Spirit staff members. Optional group excursions to Lime Cay, Port Royal, and Dunn’s River Falls were on the agenda, and four employers found employees.

Spirit held a job fair for the winter 2012 season in South America from August 21-September 3, 2011. This trip was organized by two Spirit staff members, and included stops in Chile, Peru, Brazil, and Argentina. Cultural tours of Lima, Sao Paulo, Floripa, Santiago, and Buenos Aires were offered, and around eleven employers hired employees.

2010 International Job Fairs

Jul 5, 2016

Spirit Cultural Exchange held several different job fairs to prepare for the 2010 season. The Asia Job Fair in November 2009 was held in Bangkok, Thailand; Taipei, Taiwan; and Beijing, China, and was spearheaded by two Spirit employees.  Employers traveled to Bangkok from November 9-13, where they were treated to a welcome dinner cruise, a group dinner, and a city tour. Six employers hired employees in Bangkok.

The group then traveled to Taipei from November 14-15, where they had the chance to go on a city tour, see an acrobat show, and have a group dinner. Four employers hired employees in Tapei.

During their time in Beijing from November 17-19, employers were able to choose from two different city tours; either visiting Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, or the Great Wall and the Olympic venues. Employers got to try Peking duck at Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant, see an acrobat show, and meet with the U.S. Consulate. Twelve employees hired employees in Beijing. 

In January 2010, Spirit held a job fair in Kingston, Jamaica, where employers enjoyed local attractions like Lime Cay and Port Royale, and fifteen employers hired employees. 

The Europe Job Fair was held in February 2010. The fair began in Istanbul, Turkey from February 15-17, where participants took a city tour and had a group dinner. The group then traveled to Ankara, Turkey from February 17-19. In Turkey, ten employers hired employees. The fair then went to Kiev, Ukraine from February 19-21 and then on to Skopje, Macedonia for a smaller job fair.

Spirit also held a South American job fair in August 2010 for employers to hire employees for the winter 2011 season. Employers traveled to Florianopolis, Brazil from August 15-18 and Lima, Peru from August 19-23. They participated in tours in both cities and around seven employers hired employees at the job fair.

 

 

2009 International Job Fairs

Jun 28, 2016

The agenda for Spirit Cultural Exchange's 2009 Summer Job Fair included Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey; Kiev, Ukraine; Romania, and Macedonia. The first stop was in Istanbul from February 16-18, where employers were able to take a group tour of the city, including Dolmabahce Palace, Caria Museum of the Byzantine, sightseeing around Istanbul, and bazaar shopping. They also had a group dinner at the seafood restaurant Olimpiyat. The next day was the job fair, where four employers hired employees.

The group then departed to Ankara from February 19-20, where five employers hired summer staff and the group enjoyed a group dinner. 

The next stage of the job fair was in Kiev, Ukraine from February 21-22. In Kiev, employers were able to take a city tour and enjoy group dinners at Double Bass, a Ukranian/French restaurant with live jazz, and Shnyok Ukranian restaurant. Five employers hired summer staff. The employers then returned to the United States, while Spirit staff flew to Romania and Macedonia to meet with other agents and students about Spirit's programs. 

Our First Instagram Contest

Jun 22, 2016

Week 1 - June 13-19

Topic - Show Us Your Selfie!

Winner - Wanyao from McDonald's in Ocean Shores, WA

 

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