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’s MiVirtualCareerFairs bring together Michigan employers and talent from across the state and the globe in an online, virtual environment.
Since 2012, more than 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
Challenge Manufacturing Company
Fast Wireless/The Wireless Shop
J. Ranck Electric, Inc.
MSU Federal Credit Union
Nemo Capital Partners
New Horizon Computer Learning Centers
New York Life
Production Services Management, Inc
Shively Brothers, Inc.
State of Michigan
Thai Summit America
Trilogy Health Services, LLC
Tyler/Dumas/Reyes Specialists in Orthodontics
USDI – Unique Systems Design, Inc.
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 11, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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.
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 email@example.com. Exhibitor information can also be found at www.mitalent.org/virtualcareerfair.
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.