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State of Michigan's Pure Michigan Talent Connect to host largest MiVirtualCareerFair to date on Feb. 11

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Kathy Fagan

LANSING, Mich. – Job seekers and Michigan employers can connect with each other through a state-sponsored virtual career fair on Wednesday, February 11 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 more than 189 employers and 27,063 job seekers have been connected through the state’s fourteen sponsored events. With assistance from the Michigan Works! System and event partner Capital Area Michigan Works!, 345 jobs with 50 Michigan employers in varying industries will be featured in the February event, making it the largest to date.

“This is a great opportunity for employers hiring from across the state to use an online high-tech approach to connect with job seekers,” said Amy Cell, senior vice president for talent enhancement at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “MiVirtualCareerFairs are an easy, accessible way to promote your company, and engage and network with a vast amount of talent seeking to live, work and play in Michigan.”

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 Media Center and Resource Lounge. Veterans can connect with staff at the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) booth to learn about veteran’s benefits in Michigan. The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) will be participating as a resource to assist job seekers interested in finding opportunities in the nonprofit sector.

"The successes of the MiVirtualCareerFair in November paired with the anticipation of our February event are indicative of the continued growth in the region," said 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 we're looking for a diverse pool of qualified candidates."

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.

February 11, 2015 event exhibitors include:
Allstate Insurance Company
Autoform Engineering USA
Belle Tire
Boyne Mountain Resort
Community Choice Credit Union
Computech Corporation
CSIG Holding Company
CSM Corporation
Dean Transportation, Inc.
Denso Manufacturing Michigan, Inc.
Driving for America, LLC
DTE Energy Company
Dymax: A RESA Power Company
Eisenhower Center
Farmers Group, Inc.
HomeLife, Inc.
LaFontaine Automotive Group
Lansing Board of Water & Light
Michigan First Credit Union
Michigan Nonprofit Association
Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency
Modis, Inc.
MSU Federal Credit Union
Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System
Nexthermal Corporation
OMNI Community Credit Union
Pure Michigan Talent Connect
Quality Dairy Company
Quicken Loans, Inc.
Randstad Technologies
Regency at Lansing West
Scotts Lawn Service
Shinola/Detroit, LLC
SMS Millcraft
Speedway Superamerica LLC
State of Michigan
Sterling Services, Ltd.
Stone Plastics & Manufacturing
Stout Systems
Terumo Cardiovascular Systems
Trilogy Health Services, LLC
TRW Automotive Inc.
Ultra-Dex Tooling Systems, Incorporated
Waltonen Engineering
Whirlpool Corporation
XALT Energy, LLC

More than 2,600 job seekers participated in the November 2014 MiVirtualCareerFair. In addition to the February 11 virtual career fair, events are scheduled for:

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

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 83,000 jobs are currently available in a variety of industries. 

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