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Where Are The Job Seekers? Recruiters Struggle To Hire At Local Job Fair Event

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS (WWJ) – Bloomfield Hills-based JobFairGiant.com says it has more evidence of an improving job market for jobseekers in Michigan — disappointing turnout at its Sterling Heights Job Fair last week.

The job fair featured more than 500 job openings for every employment level, from entry level to highly experienced and technical.

JobFairGiant.com said that for the more than 50 employers on site, turnout was disappointing — 750 job seekers, compared to 1,500 at a job fair in Southfield only a month ago.

Said C.J. Eason, community outreach director at JobFairGiant.com, “Many recruiters complain that fewer candidates are applying for positions online and now job fair attendance is low. Recruiters are wondering where the job seekers are.”

The fair wasn’t a total bust, with United Lawnscape recruiters interviewing 20 candidates for seasonal snow removal jobs that pay $14 to $23 an hour. But the want to hire 75.

Also, Endeavor Air was unsuccessful in interviewing for their pilot and mechanic positions. And Michigan based manufacturer Sodecia struggled to find production, machine repair, toolmakers and electrician candidates, and national retailer La-Z-Boy was mildly successful in their recruitment efforts to hire buyers, program managers, business analyst and interior design assistants.

Many of the participating companies still need to hire candidates for positions in engineering, manufacturing, sales, finance, customer service, truck driving, management, retail, information technology, machining and more.

“We encourage candidates who missed the job fair to submit their resume via email to November@jobfairgiant.com for immediate consideration,” Eason said.

There will also be a New Year, New Job Career Fair Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 19525 Victor Parkway in Livonia, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More at http://www.JobFairGiant.com.

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