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Local tech sector hosts hiring fair, more than 300 jobs available



a group of people in a city: Downtown Calgary office towers are seen from the Calgary Tower on Thursday, June 11, 2020.


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Downtown Calgary office towers are seen from the Calgary Tower on Thursday, June 11, 2020.

Thirty-four Calgary tech companies took part in a virtual hiring fair Tuesday, an indication that the city’s technology and innovation sector continues to grow in spite of COVID-19 and a challenging local economy.

There were more than 300 jobs available through the event, which was organized by Calgary Economic Development and Tech West Collective, a group of local technology companies that aims to raise awareness of the city’s burgeoning tech scene. Among the companies hiring were larger organizations like Benevity and Shareworks by Morgan Stanley (formerly Solium) as well as smaller startups like Virtual Gurus and ZeroKey.

The companies were seeking to fill a wide range of roles, from tech-specific positions like data scientist and software developer to sales and marketing positions that could suit job-seekers transferring from other industries.

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