NORTHWEST, MI—Job seekers and employers can connect with each other at the Michigan Virtual Career Fair August 28 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Northwest Michigan Works! Service Centers in Cadillac, Petoskey and Traverse City.
MiVirtualCareerFair is an online career fair organized by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and features jobs in all industries from across the entire state. Northwest Michigan Works! is providing computer access for job seekers who want to participate. Staff will be available to help job seekers with targeted job search techniques that are suited to a virtual environment.
“We are thrilled to partner with MEDC on this event,” said Janie McNabb, Northwest Michigan Works! chief operating officer. “This is a great chance for job seekers in northwest Lower Michigan to access both the online job fair and to connect with a career advisor for help in making their job search a success.”
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.
MiVirtualCareerFair will provide opportunities for live conversations between businesses and job seekers via instant chat and/or webcams. Job seekers will also be able to upload résumés for job listings.
“There are more than 60,000 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. “The virtual career fair allows us to extend those resources to job seekers and employers by connecting them through a live, 3-D virtual environment, without leaving their home or office. MiVirtualCareerFair is just one more innovative way the state of Michigan is connecting people to jobs.”
For more information and to register in advance go to: MiVirtualCareerFair.com. Additional information is also available at your local Northwest Michigan Works! Service Center.
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