GES has launched a program that provides temporary work for experienced exhibition professionals in anticipation of in-person events returning in 2021.
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and events abruptly cancelling, thousands of experienced and talented trade show personnel lost employment,” says Jeff Quade, executive vice-president of exhibitions at GES. “As shows and events begin to come back safely, we want to prioritize work opportunities for those talented and skilled exhibition employees that have been so pivotal to the success of our industry.”
Launched Jan. 25, Flex Talent Pool offers opportunities to not only former GES employees but all experienced exhibition industry professionals, and will ‘flex’ up and down as business needs necessitate.
Right now, the program is only in effect in the U.S., covering key locations where shows are expected to occur.
Applications are currently being accepted for Texas, Florida, Louisiana and Georgia. Available positions include operations and exhibitor services personnel.
GES has partnered with third-party staffing agency, Epic Personnel, to help recruit, on-board and manage the company’s staffing needs.
Its goal is to join forces with other leading industry suppliers to offer experienced exhibition talent a broader opportunity for flexible employment.