Michigan hosts virtual career fair Wednesday

Organizers say Wednesday's MiVirtualCareerFair will be largest to date

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LANSING, Mich. - Job seekers and Michigan employers can connect with each other through a state-sponsored virtual career fair Wednesday.

MiVirtualCareerFairs, a tool of Pure Michigan Talent Connect, bring together Michigan employers and talent from across the state and the globe in an 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."

Since the first MiVirtualCareerFair event in February 2012, officials said more than 105 unique employers and more than 12,500 job seekers have been connected through the state-sponsored events.

With 33 employers exhibiting during Wednesday's event, organizers said this MiVirtualCareerFair will be the largest to date.

Additional virtual career fairs are scheduled for May 21, Aug. 27 and Nov. 12.

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, organizers said.

All job openings posted during the events are accessible to participants for 30 days after event completion. Officials said after the event, employers receive in-depth analytics, including candidate resumes, applications, chat transcripts and booth visit data.

Wednesday's MiVirtualCareerFair will feature the following employers:

  • AIS Construction Equipment
  • Automatic Spring Products Corporation
  • Auto Owners Insurance Co.
  • Brose
  • CDI Corporation
  • Cintas Corporation
  • Computech Corporation
  • Custom Profile
  • Dart Container Corporation
  • DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc.
  • The Detroit Institute for Children
  • Dialogue Marketing
  • Diversified Precision Products
  • Dürr Systems, Inc.
  • Exotic Automation & Supply
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Hillshire Brands
  • i2Integration
  • Ingenuity IEQ
  • Lansing Community College
  • Modis
  • North American Bancard
  • Odawa Casino Resort
  • Oscar W. Larson Company
  • Proper Tooling
  • Reliance One, Inc.
  • Royal Technologies
  • State of Michigan
  • Stout Systems
  • TechSmith Corporation
  • Trilogy Health Services, LCC
  • TruGreen
  • Unique Systems Designs

Participation is free for job seekers. Registration information can be found online at the MiVirtualCareerFairs website.

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. Exhibitor information can also be found here.

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