State Hosting Virtual Career Fair Wednesday, April 24: 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 a MiVirtualCareerFair career networking event on Wednesday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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. Since the first MiVirtualCareerFair event in February 2012, more than 80 employers and more than 6,000 job seekers have been connected. 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. Five more MiVirtualCareerFair events are scheduled for 2013, all on Wednesdays — June 26, Aug. 28, Sept. 25 and Nov. 13. Employers interested in a hosting a booth in one of the upcoming MiVirtualCareerFair events are encouraged to contact Joe Quick, Manager of Talent Acquisition for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation at firstname.lastname@example.org.