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State of Michigan’s Pure Michigan Talent Connect to host largest MiVirtualCareerFair to date on Nov. 12, 2014

Monday, November 03, 2014

Kathy Fagan

LANSING, Mich. – Job seekers and Michigan employers can connect with each other through a state-sponsored virtual career fair on Wednesday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pure Michigan Talent Connect’sMiVirtualCareerFairs bring together Michigan employers and talent from across the state and the globe in an online, virtual environment.

Since 2012 over 165 employers and 24,415 job seekers have been connected through the state’s thirteen sponsored events. With assistance from the Michigan Works! System and event sponsor Capital Area Michigan Works!, jobs with 41 Michigan employers in varying industries will be featured in the November event, making it the largest to date.

“With more than 80,000 jobs currently posted on Pure Michigan Talent Connect, MiVirtualCareerFairs are a means for small, medium and large size companies to connect to talent from across Michigan, the nation and the globe,” said Amy Cell, Senior Vice President for Talent Enhancement at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “As a strategy to help connect talent to opportunity, MiVirtualCareerFairs provide a platform for job seekers to apply for Michigan jobs, explore career development resources and interact with hiring staff in a virtual environment.”

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 event Auditorium and Resource Lounge. Out of state candidates can connect with staff at the Hometown Michigan booth to learn more about living, working and playing in Michigan and veterans can connect with staff at the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) booth to learn about veteran’s benefits in Michigan.

“The diversity of companies participating in the MiVirtualCareerFair shows there are jobs out there, especially in greater Lansing,” says Edythe Hatter-Williams, CEO of Capital Area Michigan Works!. “From finance to engineering to IT to healthcare and construction, companies in a range of industries are hiring, meaning a diverse pool of qualified candidates is needed.”

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.

November 12, 2014 event exhibitors include:
American Metal Fab, Inc.
Auto-Owners Insurance Company
Belle Tire
Challenge Manufacturing Company
Computech Corporation
Dart Container
Dignity Memorial
Doxpop, LLC
Fast Wireless/The Wireless Shop
Granger Construction
J. Ranck Electric, Inc.
Magna International
MassMutual MidMichigan
Measurement, Inc.
MSU Federal Credit Union
Nemo Capital Partners
New Horizon Computer Learning Centers
New York Life
Northwestern Mutual
Office Team
Production Services Management, Inc.
SalesPad, LLC
Shively Brothers, Inc.
Speedway LLC
Stout Systems
State of Michigan
TechSmith Corporation
Thai Summit America
Trillium Staffing
Trilogy Health Services, LLC
TRW Automotive
Tyler/Dumas/Reyes Specialists in Orthodontics
USDI – Unique Systems Design, Inc.
Vi-Chem Corporation
Walbro Engine Management

More than 3,660 job seekers participated in the August 2014 MiVirtualCareerFair. In addition to the November 12 virtual career fair, events are scheduled for:

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015, 1010:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 4th, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Employers interested in exhibiting in upcoming MiVirtualCareerFair events are encouraged to contact Jessica Scott, Talent Enhancement Project Coordinator for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation at scottj20@michigan.org. Exhibitor information can also be found at www.mitalent.org/virtualcareerfair.

About Capital Area Michigan Works!
Capital Area Michigan Works! is a network of resources that partners with businesses to develop recruiting and retention strategies and partners with job seekers to enhance education and career opportunities. www.camw.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 80,000 jobs are currently available in a variety of industries.

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