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Outdoor Retailer and to Host Outdoor Industry Job Fair

Inaugural ShmoozaPalooza Job Fair creates unique face-to-face interaction between outdoor industry brands and job applicants.

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Ever willing to have a sense of humor about itself while doing business, the first “ShmoozaPalooza,” an open-to-the-public Winter Market job fair, will be hosted by Outdoor Retailer (OR) and

The one-day event, held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 21 at the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown, will connect hopeful outdoor industry job seekers with a range of premier outdoor hard good, apparel, accessory and retail businesses – all with active job openings.

“There’s no better way to breathe life into a resume than with a personal interaction,” said Kenji Haroutunian, vice president at Nielsen Expositions and OR show director. “With the help of, we’ve rallied an enviable list of potential employers. For the right applicant, this event could be the foot-in-the-door opportunity they need to break into the outdoor and lifestyle industries.”

Several dozen positions are currently available with participating employers such as Amer Sports,, Black Diamond, ENVE Composites, GU Energy, OGIO, Petzl and Specialized.

There is no charge to attend the event; however, applicants are encouraged to register in advance by submitting their resume to, a leading resource for outdoor and lifestyle career opportunities and industry information. A list of tips on how applicants can make the most of the event is also available online.

“We are over-the-top excited about bringing the Shmooz to the outdoor community,” said Chad Mihalick, president. “Passionate people and companies is what it’s all about, and we’re sure it will prove to be a great networking opportunity for everyone.”

Please note that the Outdoor Retailer tradeshow is an industry-only event. Attendance at the ShmoozaPalooza Job Fair does not guarantee access to the OR Winter Market tradeshow.

Outdoor Retailer exhibitors with active job openings are encouraged to join the growing list of participating outdoor businesses. More information is available by emailing

About Outdoor Retailer

Outdoor Retailer (OR) brings together retailers, manufacturers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of outdoor recreation through tradeshows, product demo events and web-based business solutions. Produced by Nielsen Expositions and based in San Juan Capistrano, California, Outdoor Retailer also provides and promotes retailer education, advocacy, responsibility and critical face-to-face business initiatives within the outdoor industry.

Now celebrating more than 30 years, Outdoor Retailer ( connects approximately 46,000 attendees on a semi-annual basis for its Summer and Winter Market shows, and thousands more through its year-round online resources and platforms.