Pontiac, MI - More than 50 area employers with hundreds of immediate job openings are participating in the first-ever virtual job fair hosted by Oakland County Michigan Works! on September 23.
Job seekers can participate in two sessions from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Advanced registration is required. Organizers strongly encourage individuals to sign up for both sessions since they will largely feature different employers.
“During this time of uncertainty, Oakland County Michigan Works! organized this virtual event, featuring job opportunities in a variety of industries that must be filled now as our economy continues to recover,” said Oakland County Executive David Coulter. “Most of these jobs are located in Oakland County.”
Employers that confirmed their participation in the virtual job fair include:
Morning Session (9 a.m. – noon)
A Raymond Tinnerman
Aluminum Blanking Company
Meijer – Royal Oak
Oakland County Michigan Works!
City of Southfield
Orchid Orthopedic Solutions
Comfort Keepers of Farmington
PACE Southeast MI
Erickson Retirement Community (Fox Run)
Friedman Real Estate
Trigo Global Quality Solutions
Group 10 Management
Welding Technology Corporation
Ken Garff Automotive
Afternoon Session (1 – 4 p.m.)
J & B Medical
Black Rock – Novi
Dakkota Integrated Systems
Modular Automotive Systems
Oakland County Michigan Works!
The virtual job fair is made possible with the support of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Employment and Training.
“We know many people are looking for new career opportunities this fall,” said Jennifer Llewellyn, director of Oakland County Michigan Works! “The good news is many employers are looking for job candidates with all levels of experience and are willing to train them. Our virtual job fair gives them the chance to meet with multiple companies online in just a few hours and find their next great job.”
Llewellyn said job seekers should prepare by updating their resumes, research employers that interest them, prepare a brief introduction to share with employers and making sure their internet connection, computer camera and microphone work. Register for the virtual job fair using the links below:
Morning Session: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/Michigan/e/XY8xW
Afternoon Session: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/Michigan/e/GPAvJ
For more information, including additional tips on preparing for a virtual job fair, visit www.OaklandCountyMIWorks.com.
Oakland County Michigan Works! operates service centers in Novi, Oak Park, Pontiac, Southfield, Troy and Waterford. Combined, they assist more than 105,000 job seekers annually. Services include career coaching, interviewing and job search workshops, placement assistance, training courses and job trend information.
The service centers also assist more than 3,000 employers seeking assistance with talent recruitment, apprenticeship programs, job fairs, candidate pre-screening, hiring and training support, layoff support and labor market data.
Service center staffs remain available by virtual appointment to work one-on-one with job seekers to build their resumes, prepare for job interviews and help address other needs. To schedule a virtual meeting, call 1-248-858-5520 and select the office nearest to you. The service centers are hosting several virtual workshops for job seekers. A schedule is found at www.OaklandCountyMIWorks.com.