DETROIT — Hundreds of jobs in the metro Detroit IT industry will be available at a low-pressure, no-cost networking event on March 13 in Detroit. But don’t call it a job fair.

With more than 400 successful hires already in the books, the IT technology networking organization is presenting their next Pink Slip Party which is being held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 and is taking over St Andrews Hall in downtown Detroit at 5 p.m.

Even though hundreds of jobs have been found via previous events, the group’s organizers stress that their events are not job fairs, but rather networking events dedicated to improving and enhancing connections throughout the Information Technology community in the area.

Anyone connected to the information technology industry – developers, designers, project managers, analysts, etc., the whole range of those connected to IT efforts – is welcome to attend event, and this Pink Slip Party is no exception.

While this invitation is being extended specifically to Information Technology employees in the Metro Detroit area who are looking for new jobs and those looking to hire them, the core focus and purpose of the group is still networking and building relationships, and so there is no requirement that you be looking to hire or get hired to attend.

Job seekers will have the ability to network with dozens of the top IT recruiters and headhunters in the Metro Detroit area, who will be wearing badges and easily identifiable. Recruiters and Hiring Managers will have the ability to talk with candidates running the gamut of the IT field – developers, architects, project and program managers, analysts, help desk personnel and more. Those looking to extend their professional reach and network will have some of the best and brightest people in the industry to meet and get to know. As with all events, this Pink Slip Party is completely free to attend for job seekers, recruiters, and anyone else in and around the Information Technology industry that wants to participate.

Two of’s founding members have recently gained local and national recognition for their efforts in helping the metro Detroit information technology community improve with Bob Waltenspiel being featured as one of Oakland County’s “Elite 40 under 40” for 2013, and Dave Phillips being featured in a CNN/Money Magazine article in the January-February 2013 double issue. The group hopes to use this exposure in their efforts to continue fostering business relationships and connections throughout the area. To that end, two companies are stepping up to help the event be successful – Arrow Strategies ( and Brightwing ( are sponsoring an open bar at the event from 5 to 7 p.m. Both are companies looking to hire a wide range of positions, and will have a number of representatives on hand for discussions with candidates.

Details and directions for the event are available at the Web site. Job seekers can send an email to with their resume as an attachment to get it in the hands of recruiters who are coming before the event takes place. Recruiters and hiring managers are asked to contact the group also at in advance of the event so that badges can be ready and waiting when they arrive. Again, there are no charges, no costs, no fees — just an email and the organizers will guide you from there. The event will take place at St Andrews Hall in downtown Detroit, and guests are asked to sign in upon arrival.

Founded in 2001,’s mission has been to create a venue for Information Technology professionals in Metro Detroit to offer a safe and agenda-free networking venue without the pressures of sponsorships, name selling, or pushy salespeople. The group re-branded in 2008 to offer an online forum to network as well as our monthly meetings at various bars in the Metro Detroit area. For more information, visit, the LinkedIn group, on Facebook at, or on Twitter at

St. Andrews Hall is located at 431 E. Congress St., Detroit.

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