Wednesday, February 19, 2014
LANSING, Mich. – Job seekers and Michigan employers can connect with each other through a State-sponsored virtual career fair on Wednesday, February 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MiVirtualCareerFairs, a tool of Pure Michigan Talent Connect, bring together Michigan employers and talent from across the state and the globe in a online, virtual environment.
“There are more than 65,000 jobs currently available in various industries on the Pure Michigan Talent Connect website. MiVirtualCareerFairs are another great tool connecting Michigan employers to qualified talent and providing resources for job seekers,” said Joe Quick, Manager of Talent Programs, Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “More than 1,600 job seekers participated in the November 2013 MiVirtualCareerFair, and we are excited to announce that we have four events scheduled in 2014.”
With 33 employers exhibiting during the February 26 event, this MiVirtualCareerFair will be the largest to date. Additional virtual career fairs are scheduled for May 21, August 27 and November 12. Since the first MiVirtualCareerFair event in February 2012, more than 105 unique employers and more than 12,500 job seekers have been connected through the state sponsored events.
At MiVirtualCareerFairs, each exhibiting employer has a customizable booth that includes links to job postings, company profiles, employee benefits, and employer contact information. During the virtual events, job seekers can communicate one-on-one with company representatives, submit their resume and explore dozens of Michigan job openings. All job openings posted during the events are accessible to participants for 30 days after event completion. Post-event, employers receive in-depth analytics including candidate resumes, applications, chat transcripts, and booth visit data.
With assistance from the Michigan Works! System and event partner Capital Area Michigan Works!, the Feb. 26 MiVirtualCareerFair will feature the following employers:
AIS Construction Equipment
Automatic Spring Products Corporation
Auto Owners Insurance Co.
Dart Container Corporation
DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc.
The Detroit Institute for Children
Diversified Precision Products
Dürr Systems, Inc.
Exotic Automation & Supply
Express Employment Professionals
Lansing Community College
North American Bancard
Odawa Casino Resort
Oscar W. Larson Company
Reliance One, Inc.
State of Michigan
Trilogy Health Services, LCC
Unique Systems Designs
Participation is free for job seekers. Registration information can be found at www.mitalent.org/virtualcareerfair. Employers interested in exhibiting in one of the upcoming MiVirtualCareerFair events are encouraged to contact Andrew Belanger, project coordinator for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation at firstname.lastname@example.org. Exhibitor information can also be found at www.mitalent.org/virtualcareerfair.
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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