MEDC partners with Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop for Michigan Talent Connect’s virtual job fair on June 26

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop are teaming up to host a live MiVirtualCareerFair event on June 26 from 10 am – 4 pm

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop are teaming up to host a live MiVirtualCareerFair event on June 26 from 10 am – 4 pm online and at participating restaurants around Michigan  

“There are more than 50,000 jobs 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. “Partnering with Tim Hortons is allowing us to extend these resources, including the virtual career fair, to job seekers that might not have had access to and help connect them with career opportunities throughout the state.”  

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. 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.   

For the June 26 event, job seekers are encouraged to visit select Tim Horton Cafe & Bake Shop restaurants to take advantage of the various resources that will be available onsite, helping both Michigan residents and employers find and fill jobs. Talent Connect and Michigan Works! staff will be on hand to provide advice and feedback on resumes, interview tips and answer questions. Computers will also be available and connected to Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop’s free Wi-Fi, allowing participants to upload their resume to the website and connect with participating companies at the virtual event.  

Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop will be providing coupons to participants for discounted items at job fair locations. Participating locations are:  


3500 S. MLK Blvd. 

Lansing, MI 48910 


Grand Rapids: 

900 Fulton St W 

Grand Rapids, MI 49504 



4870 State St. 

Saginaw, MI 48603 



3331 Rochester Road       

 Troy, MI 48083 

All participants are encouraged to come with resumes ready to share with employers virtually and with Talent Connect and Michigan Works! representatives. Participation is free for job seekers, who can register, view informational videos on the virtual environment, and learn how to navigate within the environment.  To view a brief video on MiVirtualCareerFair

MiVirtualCareerFair's are the State of Michigan's hottest new way to connect talent to opportunity. MiVirtualCareerFairs is an online career event where jobseekers can meet and network with hiring Michigan companies in an interactive, live, virtual environment. Employers and jobseekers can communicate via chat, upload and view resumes, search for job postings and network with other event participants.


“On behalf of all Michigan Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop restaurant owners, we are thrilled to be involved in this initiative.  We have such talented people working in our restaurants and know how much a company can benefit from great talent,” said Maureen Finnigan,Troy Tim Hortons restaurant owner. “We hope people will come out and take advantage of these resources either in person or virtually. Who knows, their next job could be right around the corner!”  

The participating Michigan Works! agencies are Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! (Saginaw), Area Community Services Employment and Training (ACSET) Council (Grand Rapids) and Oakland County Michigan Works! Workforce Development Division (Troy).  

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

  • Accenture  
  • Cumulus Broadcasting 
  • Dart Container  
  • ENTECH Staffing Solutions 
  • Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn & Lodge 
  • Ingham County 
  • Mistequay Group, Ltd 
  • Renu Wireless USA 
  • Roush 
  • Secure-24 
  • Spectrum Health 
  • State of Michigan 
  • TD Auto Finance 
  • TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants 
  • TechSmith Corporation  
  • Venteon Holdings LLC 

All job openings posted during the fair will be accessible to participants for 30 days after the live event.  

Three more MiVirtualCareerFair events are scheduled for 2013: 

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2013 
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2013 
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2013 

For more information on the career fair including how to login from home, and a most recent list of attending employers please visit  

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