MILTON (January 21, 2019) – The Milton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University and CN, will hold the inaugural Milton Supply Chain and Logistics Job Fair at the Granite Ridge Golf Club in Milton on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, between 2:00 and 7:00 pm.
“Milton has become an important centre for supply chain and logistics,” said Scott McCammon, President & CEO of the Milton Chamber of Commerce. “We believe it’s important that area residents know about the local employment opportunities that exist in this dynamic, growing sector.”
More than 15 companies and organizations will participate in the Job Fair. The event will take place immediately following World Class Supply Chain Summit 2019, Next Generation Ideas, at Granite Ridge.
The Summit, a partnership between the Milton Chamber, the Lazaridis School at Wilfrid Laurier University, and CN, has become an important industry-academia forum. Each year, more than 100 leaders come together to discuss the current state of supply chain and logistics – in Canada and throughout the world – and provide insights on how challenges can be overcome and opportunities leveraged.
“World Class Supply Chain has exceeded our expectations in every way,” said Summit Co-Chair Dr. Michael A. Haughton, Professor of Operations and Decision Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier’s Lazaridis School, and the CN Fellow in Supply Chain Management. “As we prepare for the 4th annual event, we want to build on that success, and make the Summit even more relevant and practical by integrating it with a Job Fair that makes visitors aware of the exciting prospects available to them in supply chain and logistics.”
Summit Co-Chair Keith Reardon, CN’s Senior Vice-President of Consumer Product Supply Chain Growth, agrees.
“The most exciting and gratifying element of the Summit for me has been the involvement of brilliant, enthusiastic students,” he said. “We’ve learned from each other. The Job Fair builds on the foundation we’ve established with the Summit, and presents opportunities and options for those considering a career in supply chain.”
About the Milton Chamber of Commerce: As Milton’s Voice of Business, the Milton Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit, membership-based, volunteer driven organization representing over 700 member businesses and individuals. The Milton Chamber’s primary role is advocacy, fostering a business-friendly environment and allowing the free enterprise system to thrive. For more information about the Milton Chamber of Commerce visit www.miltonchamber.ca.
About the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics: Established in 1966, the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University is one of Canada’s leading business schools, with 6,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and diploma programs. It is home to Canada’s largest business degree co-op program. For more information about the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics visit www.Lazaridis-SBE.wlu.ca.
About CN: CN is a true backbone of the economy whose team of approximately 25,000 railroaders transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries, serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information about CN, visit the company’s website at www.cn.ca.
For further information contact:
Scott McCammon, ACE, CCE
President & CEO
Milton Chamber of Commerce