Job seekers have a safe way to interact with potential employers at a virtual job fair on January 26, 2021 from 1-4 p.m.
The virtual job fair, hosted by Oakland County Michigan Works!, in partnership with the City of Southfield and the City of Oak Park, is a chance for individuals who are seeking a variety of types of jobs to connect with employers across many industries in a safe, socially distant way, online.
“This is an opportunity for job seekers to meet with a variety of employers virtually,” says Jeffrey Granat, program operation coordinator with Oakland County Michigan Works! Southfield, which is located on Civic Center Drive in the Southfield City Centre. “Job seekers can move from booth to booth, read about the employers and learn about their job openings.”
Participants can chat with potential employers and have a brief interview. “Employers do a nice job of putting together booths to entice jobseekers to learn more about their company and to chat with their representatives,” Granat says.
Across the multi-industry fair, employers are seeking a diverse group of employees from cleaners, environmental attendants, call center workers, logistics specialists, human services workers, transportation employees, cooks, certified nursing assistants and more. The virtual platform can accommodate as many as 30 employers, so there will be a variety of industries represented.
“There are a variety of different employers here and we try to offer something for everyone. There will be small companies and big companies from different industries. We want people to know there is something for you here,” Granat says. “Oakland County Michigan Works! will also have a booth to provide tips on resume writing and interviewing, and other tips for people seeking employment.”
Job seekers can use a computer, laptop or tablet to participate and will connect through a user-friendly job fair tool. Job seekers should register and build a profile and they can upload a resume. “The more information a job seeker can provide, the better,” Granat says.
Even during the pandemic, Oakland County Michigan Works! and the City of Southfield are working to ease unemployment and provide safe ways for individuals to return to work.
“It’s great that we have been able to put this virtual job fair together to help job seekers throughout southeast Michigan get back to work,” Granat says.
Job seekers can register for the virtual job fair at: app.brazenconnect.com/a/Michigan/e/l5Pmw