Matt Roush| CBS Detroit
LANSING (WWJ) – The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced the state’s largest ever matchmaking summit to bring Michigan employers with job openings together with skilled and talented people from across the state and around the country.
More than 80 Michigan employers from across the state will seek to fill more than 800 positions through an matchmaking format that pairs qualified candidates with available job openings. Each employer will be stationed in its own booth for walk-ups and will have private space for interviews with candidates who have been pre-screened for the invitation-only matchup.
A comprehensive national advertising campaign, along with coordinated efforts with universities, associations and other talent will be mounted to attract resumes from qualified candidates. Jobs will be posted to an event-specific web portal – to be announced in coming weeks — where candidates will be able to view and apply for one or more positions.
MEDC teams will work with participating employers to pre-qualify applicants for a series of 20-minute interviews throughout the day. Once approved, candidates will receive their interview schedules. The all-day event will also include information about living in Michigan, tours of downtown work spaces, reception and an opportunity to attend a Tigers game.
Participating companies include Quicken Loans, Whirlpool, Bosch, Lear, Delphi, Nissan, McCann Erickson, Roush, and Microsoft. These and other companies are seeking candidates for positions in a wide range of fields, including but not limited to: engineering, design, project management, finance, operations, sales, marketing and software development.
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