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State To Hold Virtual Career Fair Sept. 26

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LANSING — The State of Michigan, one of the first states in the nation to bring job seekers and employers together in a live virtual environment, will host MiVirtualCareerFair on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

MiVirtualCareerFair allows Michigan employers to connect with top talent, and provides job seekers from anywhere in the country the opportunity to apply for hundreds of available positions without the inconvenience and expense of traditional job fairs.

The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with more than 25 Michigan employers participating. They have dozens of openings in engineering, IT, health care, accounting and finance, management, the service industry, and more.

“Michigan businesses are growing and they’re looking for top talent,” said Amy Cell, senior vice president for talent enhancement at the Michigan Economic Development Corp. “MiVirtualCareerFair allows individuals from anywhere in the country to connect with Michigan employers, and provides busy business professionals an easy, cost-effective way to meet dozens of talented job seekers without ever leaving the office.”

Previous MiVirtualCareerFair events have attracted more than 3,000 job seekers and dozens of Michigan employers with hundreds of jobs to fill.

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. Post-event, employers receive in-depth analytics including candidate resumes, applications, chat transcripts, and booth visit data. All job openings posted during the fair will be accessible to participants for 30 days after the live event.

Participation is free for job seekers, who can register, view informational videos on the virtual environment, and learn how to navigate within it here.

“The State of Michigan is committed to helping Michigan businesses solve their talent challenges, and we’re implementing innovative new approaches to connect job seekers with available opportunities,” Cell said. “MiVirtualCareerFair is an effective tool for delivering top talent right to an employer’s doorstep from anywhere in the world.”

More at michiganvirtualcareerfair.com.

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