LANSING (WWJ) – Job seekers and employers can connect with each other in a live virtual environment through a MiVirtualCareerFair career networking event, hosted by the State of Michigan on Wednesday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Joe Quick, Manager of Talent Programs for Michigan Economic Development Corporation, said there are more than 60,000 jobs currently available in various industries on the Pure Michigan Talent Connect website, which connects Michigan employers to qualified talent as well as provides resources for job seekers.

“With more than 1,900 job seekers participating in last month’s MIVirtualCareerFair, these events are proving to be a valuable, convenient way for employers and job seekers to connect without leaving their home or office,” Quick said in a statement.

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 90 employers and more than 10,000 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.

Participation is free for job seekers.

The following employers will take part in the MiVirtualCareerFair:

  • Advanced Physical Therapy Center
  • Auto-Owners Insurance
  • Cochrane Supply
  • Edgewater Automation
  • GC Services
  • Genemarkers
  • General Electric
  • Grid Logic, Inc.
  • Hope Network
  • Lyons Industries
  • Microline Technology Corporation
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.
  • State of Michigan
  • Stout Systems
  • TechSmith Corporation
  • Van Loon Industries, Inc.

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