LANSING, Mich. – Job seekers and Michigan employers can connect with each other through a state-sponsored virtual career fair on Wednesday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pure Michigan Talent Connect’s MiVirtualCareerFairs bring together Michigan employers and talent from across the state and the globe in an online, virtual environment.
“MiVirtualCareerFair is another innovative tool to connect employers with qualified talent. With more than 80,000 jobs currently posted on the Pure Michigan Talent Connect website, MiVirtualCareerFairs provide an opportunity for job seekers to apply for Michigan jobs, explore career development resources and interact with hiring staff,” said Amy Cell, Senior Vice President for Talent Enhancement at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “Since 2012, the state’s twelve virtual career fairs have connected more than 140 employers and more than 20,750 job seekers.”
There’s no cost for job seekers to participate. Registration information can be found at www.mitalent.org/virtualcareerfair. During virtual events, job seekers can explore customized employer booths, interact one-on-one with participating employers and search and apply for job opportunities. In addition, job seekers can access information about career development programs and resources in the Pure Michigan Talent Connect booth and event resource lounge. All job openings posted during the events are accessible to participants for 30 days after event. Post-event, employers receive in-depth analytics including candidate resumes, applications, chat transcripts, and booth visit data, which further solidify connections made during the event.
Jobs with 35 Michigan employers in varying industries will be featured at the August 27 event, making it the largest to date. With assistance from the Michigan Works! System and event sponsors Detroit Regional Chamber and MICHauto, the August 27 MiVirtualCareerFair will feature a number of companies seeking skilled talent in the automotive, engineering and manufacturing industries.
“Automotive stakeholders across the country are combatting a chronic talent shortage that threatens the productivity of the industry,” said Rob Luce, Director of MICHauto. “The virtual career fair will help automotive employers connect with qualified job seekers to promote the global, high-tech opportunities that exist within their companies. MICHauto is committed to partnering with the MEDC to stimulate the talent pipeline for our state’s foundation industry.”
August 27, 2014 Event Exhibitors:
American Axel Manufacturing (AAM)*
Diversified Precision Products
Great Lakes Field Service Council – Boy Scouts of America
IAV Automotive Engineering Inc.*
JTEKT North America, Inc.
Lansing Community College
Nissan Technical Center North America*
The Oakwood Group
Phoenix Contact, Inc.*
Real Estate One, Inc.
Star Truck Rentals Inc.
State of Michigan
Trilogy Health Services, LLC
Unique Systems Design, Inc.
Wolverine Advanced Materials
Yeo & Yeo, PC
More than 3,965 job seekers participated in the May 2014 MiVirtualCareerFair. In addition to the August 27 virtual career fair an event is scheduled for November 12.
Employers interested in exhibiting in upcoming MiVirtualCareerFair events are encouraged to contact Andrew Belanger, Talent Enhancement Project Coordinator for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation at firstname.lastname@example.org. Exhibitor information can also be found at www.mitalent.org/virtualcareerfair.
MICHauto is dedicated to promoting, retaining and growing the automotive industry in Michigan and is a key economic development initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber. MICHauto embodies a public-private strategy, championing Michigan as the global epicenter of the automotive industry and providing a platform for collaboration on advocacy, business attraction and retention, and talent attraction and development. Serving as the unified voice of Michigan’s automotive cluster, MICHauto works closely with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Original Equipment Suppliers Association, Center for Automotive Research and other Michigan and national organizations. To learn more visit MICHauto.org.
Pure Michigan is a brand representing business, talent and tourism initiatives across Michigan. These efforts are driven by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, which serves as the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business growth, jobs and opportunity with a focus on helping grow Michigan’s economy.
For more on the MEDC and its initiatives, visit michiganbusiness.org. For Michigan travel news, updates and information, visit michigan.org. Michigan residents interested in seeking employment with any of Michigan’s growing companies should check mitalent.org, where more than 76,000 jobs are currently available in a variety of industries.
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