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October 13, 2020

Connector Program launching Island-wide pitch competition: Hire Me Cape Breton

Cape Breton Island, NS – The Cape Breton Partnership’s Connector Program is launching an Island-wide pitch competition with virtual activities planned throughout the fall with a chance to win a top cash prize of $1,000.

Hire Me Cape Breton will focus on highlighting the Island’s top talent through exposure to Cape Breton employers by inviting students approaching graduation, new grads, newcomers, and job seekers to submit a 60 second video pitch. Using the video to tell local employers why they should be their next hire, participants will then upload video submissions to YouTube and submit the video link through the official submission portal at www.HireMeCapeBreton.com. Submissions will be accepted from October 14 to October 26.

“COVID-19 has reinforced the relevance of virtual communication for both businesses and individuals,” says Carla Arsenault, President & CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership. “Most jobs, over 80%, are found through your professional network. This pitch contest is an opportunity for new graduates, youth, and other job seekers to promote themselves and to be seen by some of Cape Breton’s top businesses.”

All submissions will be reviewed by a committee of local professionals who will then identify the top five pitch submissions. Those top five submissions will then be voted on by the public to decide the top prize winner.

“We know that the pandemic has made it incredibly hard for new graduates and other job seekers to connect with employers and even to feel hopeful about starting their careers,” says Cape Breton Connector Program Coordinator Robyn Lee Seale. “Hire Me Cape Breton is an opportunity for them to showcase their talent to the Island and for the Island to see just how much talent we have.”

Visit www.HireMeCapeBreton.com for the full rules & regulations and to submit your pitch today! The Cape Breton Partnership also launched the Cape Breton Job Board this summer for local employers looking to promote vacant jobs or job seekers looking for employment on Cape Breton Island. The job board can be found at www.capebretonjobboard.com.

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Media Contact:
Jeremy Martell
Cape Breton Partnership
902-631-5442
Jeremy@capebretonpartnership.com

About the Cape Breton Partnership:
The Cape Breton Partnership is Cape Breton-Unama’ki’s private sector-led economic development organization that supports companies and entrepreneurs by promoting our island as a great place to live and invest; growing a culture that values and celebrates creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and connecting entrepreneurs and companies to the resources they need to succeed. For more information, visit https://capebretonpartnership.com.

About the Cape Breton Connector Program:
Administered by the Cape Breton Partnership, the Cape Breton Connector Program is a formalized networking initiative. We connect new university or college graduates and newcomers to industry professionals; host networking events to showcase Cape Breton talent; support inclusion through promoting integration; and help keep talent on our beautiful Island. For more information, visit https://capebretonpartnership.com/initiatives/connector/.

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