More than 1,000 Guyanese Residents attend Mining Career Fair

(Georgetown, Guyana – July 24, 2022) – Excel Guyana hosted a Mining Industry Career Fair to fill 200+ current positions and build a pipeline of potential candidates for another 1,500 jobs that are expected to come online in the next two years. The event attracted more than 1,000 local job seekers, applying for all levels of mining operations from attendant to shift supervisor, as well as administrative and operations, support specialists such as logistics, lab technicians, security, as well as health and safety services.

“We are so excited for the turnout of such high-quality, local candidates. These career opportunities will enrich the lives of many Guyanese families and our community,” said Kris Sammy, Chief Executive Officer of Excel Guyana Inc. “We are proud to be a part of His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali’s One Guyana initiative and bring together strategic partnerships that elevate our local and international clients, partners, and the communities that we serve.”

All positions listed through this career fair offer a competitive salary and benefits package, with health and life insurance. Reliable transportation will be provided for shifts that include short rotations to the mining site, which is located on shore.

Excel Guyana Chief Executive Officer Kris Sammy

Ewan Shanks, Vice President of Client Services and Recruitment at Excel Guyana Inc. added that this Mining Industry Career Fair was the first step in creating sustainable, long-term careers for successful applicants. With many entry-level positions available, the firm invited participation from students at Government Technical Institute, New Guyana School, Accountancy Training Centre (ATC), Guyana Industrial Training Centre, Linden Technical Institute and New Amsterdam Technical Institute.

Mr. Shanks added “With multiple mining projects coming online in Guyana, there will be significant opportunity for growth. Our partners are actively hiring experienced mining professionals and training new professionals to grow into long-term positions with the organizations.”

Excel Guyana Vice President of Client Services and Recruitment Ewan Shanks

Excel Guyana recently became the first Guyanese business to earn its Integrated Management Systems (IMS) Certification from SGS, the world’s leading ISO certification company, with the implementation of three ISO systems including the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, the ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System, and the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems.

About Excel Guyana
Excel Guyana creates opportunities, builds partnerships, connects people, and aligns resources to help build Guyana’s future through strategic partnerships that elevate its local and international clients, partners, and the communities it serves. With three decades of combined experience in Guyana and the wider CARICOM region, Excel has vast knowledge and experience in helping its customers and partners succeed. Excel provides dependable, reliable, and excellent service to investors in government relations and orientationconstruction managementprocurement and logisticsemployee relocationrecruiting and human resourcesexpert accounting, among others.

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