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State of Michigan to host MiVirtualCareerFair on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Kathy Fagan

LANSING, Mich. - Job seekers and employers can connect with each other in a live virtual environment through a MiVirtualCareerFair career networking event hosted by the State of Michigan on Wednesday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“There are more than 60,000 jobs currently available in various industries on the Pure Michigan Talent Connect website, which connects Michigan employers to qualified talent as well as provides resources for job seekers,” said Joe Quick, Manager of Talent Programs, Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “With more than 1,900 job seekers participating in last month’s MIVirtualCareerFair, these events are proving to be a valuable, convenient way for employers and job seekers to connect without leaving their home or office.”

MiVirtualCareerFair allows employers to connect with top talent and gives job seekers the opportunity to apply for dozens of available positions without the inconvenience and expense of traditional job fairs. Since the first MiVirtualCareerFair event in February 2012, more than 90 employers and more than 10,000 job seekers have been connected.

Within MiVirtualCareerFair, employers host exhibitor booths that include links to job postings, company profiles, employee benefits, and employer contact information, and allow job seekers to communicate one-on-one with company representatives. Post-event, employers receive in-depth analytics including candidate resumes, applications, chat transcripts, and booth visit data. All job openings posted during the fair will be accessible to participants for 30 days after the live event.

The September 25 MiVirtualCareerFair event will provide an opportunity to:
• Connect and interact with recruiters and business owners from wherever you are, avoiding the time and expense of traditional career fairs.
• Review available positions and submit resumes for multiple job listings.
• Meet and interact with other job seekers in the Networking Lounge.
• View informational videos in the Auditorium.
• Use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to search for connections and update your status from within the event.

Participation is free for job seekers, who can register, view informational videos on the virtual environment, and learn how to navigate within the environment here. To view a brief video on MiVirtualCareerFair, click here.

These employers will take part in the September MiVirtualCareerFair and will be looking to fill a wide range of positions:

Advanced Physical Therapy Center
Auto-Owners Insurance
Cochrane Supply
Edgewater Automation
GC Services
General Electric
Grid Logic, Inc.
Hope Network
Lyons Industries
Microline Technology Corporation
New York Life Insurance Company
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.
State of Michigan
Stout Systems
TechSmith Corporation
Van Loon Industries, Inc.

The last MiVirtualCareerFair event for the year is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

Employers interested in a hosting a booth in one of the upcoming MiVirtualCareerFair events are encouraged to contact Andrew Belanger, Project Coordinator for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation at belangera2@michigan.org. For information on employer participation fees and options and to view a MiVirtualCareerFair demo, visit here.

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.

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