West Michigan job fair to connect lakeshore employers, potential employees across several industries

This Friday the 13th could be a lucky day for job seekers. The Pure Michigan Opportunity West Coast networking event will connect them with 35 Muskegon- and Grand Haven-area employers looking to fill about 200 jobs in a number of industries, including hospitality, manufacturing, banking, law, information technology and government.

The event begins at with a welcome and luncheon at 11 a.m. at the Lake House Waterfront Grille on Muskegon Lake in downtown Muskegon, and continues with career networking with the employers at Grand Valley State University's Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC). The event ends with a tour of a number of places to live and play in Muskegon and Grand Haven, and a reception at Kirby House in Grand Haven.

Bus transportation to/from Livonia, Ann Arbor and East Lansing is included in the $15 cost, which also includes lunch and the reception. Interested persons can click here to review the schedule, see the participating employers, review the job descriptions, upload their résumés and register for the event.  

"A lot of people are relocating, and a lot of talent is graduating from our universities and we want to try to retain those individuals in Michigan," says Gina Brown, Muskegon Area First business development manager. The event is a cooperative effort by Muskegon Area First, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce.

"There are a lot of skilled positions available and we want to be sure people know what those opportunities are," Brown says.

Employers will have the opportunity at the event to interview candidates they might be interested in, Brown says. There will also be opportunities for candidates to connect with MichiganWorks!, SCORE, eMerge West Michigan and the Muskegon, White Lake and Grand Haven Chambers of Commerce.

Job seekers unable to attend can contact Muskegon Area First at 231.722.3751 for assistance in connecting with the employers represented.

Source: Gina Brown, Muskegon Area First; Media Release, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Writer: Deborah Johnson Wood, Development News Editor
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