LANSING, Mich. — As unemployment numbers in Michigan are predicted to spike again, Capital Area Manufacturing Council, Capital Area Michigan Works!, GST Michigan Works!, Michigan Works! Southeast and Lansing Community College will host a virtual manufacturing job fair on Tuesday, Dec. 8.
The Manufacturing Virtual Job Fair will be broken into two different sessions featuring more than 40 different manufacturing employers ranging from Alro Steel to Emergent BioSolutions and WestRock to PepsiCo. The first session is 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the second is 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Different employers are participating in the morning than in the afternoon, so job seekers are encouraged to register for both the morning session and afternoon session of the event
Manufacturing employers are looking to hire in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, Shiawassee, Tuscola, Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston and Washtenaw counties. Job seekers can participate using a computer, tablet or smartphone, and will need a valid email address and electronic copy of their resume.
“CAMW! is committed to being a valued resource for our regional employers, as well as job seekers,” said Carrie Rosingana, CAMW! chief executive officer. “This year, we’ve pivoted to serving employers and job seekers in remote settings, and virtual job fairs like the Manufacturing Virtual Job Fair allow us to meet the needs of our employer partners and our community. We’re pleased to be partnering with other Michigan Works! agencies, as well as CAMC and LCC, to host this event.”
Using the platform Brazen, job seekers will be able to chat via text and video with employers and make connections based on their skills and the positions employers have available. Candidates can also visit a job seeker resources virtual booth staffed by CAMW!, GSTMW!, MWSE and LCC team members.
"Great jobs with excellent wages and benefits are available right now at manufacturers across the capital region," said Virg Bernero, executive director of the CAMC. "Attending the virtual job fair can open the door to an exciting career and help local manufacturers continue to grow and compete in the global economy."
Employers present at the Manufacturing Virtual Job Fair will include:
- Advance Employment.
- Alro Steel.
- American Tooling Center.
- Cameron Tool Corporation.
- Capital Steel & Wire.
- Diverse Staffing.
- Dowding Industries.
- Emergent BioSolutions.
- Flexible Metal, Inc.
- Franchino Mold & Engineering.
- Great Lakes Composite.
- HRU Technical Resources.
- Kirchhoff Automotive.
- Koppert Biological Systems.
- KTM Industries.
- L&W Engineering Company.
- Loc Performance Products.
- LorAnn Oils.
- M.C. Molds, Inc.
- Magnesium Products of America.
- Manitou Boats.
- Manpower of Lansing, MI.
- MCS LLC.
- Molded Plastic Industries.
- Neogen Corporation.
- Niowave Inc.
- Peckham, Inc.
- Personnel World, Inc.
- PGK Services.
- Ravago Manufacturing Americas.
- Thai Summit America Corporation.
- Tool Craft.
- Toyoda Gosei Fluid Systems.
- Witron Service America.
“During our last virtual job fair, 29 employers interacted with more than 100 job seekers, and multiple job seekers were hired as a result.” said Teri Sand, CAMW!’s business services manager. “Virtual job fairs really do work.”
Job seekers interested in participating in the Manufacturing Virtual Job Fair can learn more and register at https://www.camconline.org/jobs.
CAMW! staff are available to assist job seekers with updating their materials and preparing for engagement with employers in preparation for the Manufacturing Virtual Job Fair. Details and contacts are available at https://www.camw.org/about-us/contact. Job seekers can also use Pure Michigan Talent Connect to explore careers, search for jobs in their region and read features and blog posts that will help with their search.
Capital Area Michigan Works!, a proud partner of the American Job Center network, connects with businesses to develop recruiting and retention strategies and strengthens the local workforce by enhancing education and career opportunities for job seekers. Learn more camw.org.
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