What to do when individual job fairs aren’t giving you results

Why not host the largest hiring event ever?

Looking to attract and hire more workers, but frustrated by lack of job fair participation? Why not showcase your statewide industries and offerings to interested job-seekers by participating in or hosting larger hiring events to attract a wider variety of talent and industries to participate.

Often, these events are offered up to employers with discounted early bird rates, and free for prospective hires to attend. The more industries represented, the wider the variety of potential talent. Whether you’re hiring for full time, part time, seasonal, or for apprenticeships and internships, hiring events attract audiences of multiple ages and diverse talent in the hope that all will find what they’re looking for.

Northern Michigan’s largest Hiring Event will take place in Gaylord on Saturday March 10, 2018 at The Ellison Place from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; made possible by North Central Michigan College Corporate & Community Education (CCE), The Ellison Place, and Michigan State University Extension partner Northern Lakes Economic Alliance.

This premier Hiring Event provides employers with the opportunity to hire candidates throughout Michigan in all business categories. Industries include but not limited to - Healthcare, Technology, Manufacturing, Retail, Hospitality, Agriculture, and others.

Your registration includes a 10'x10' space, eight (8') table and two chairs. Electrical and Wi-Fi are included. All registered companies will receive a packet of event materials that includes event logo and social media kit for their own promotional efforts. This event will be promoted extensively on multiple media channels including but not limited to: print, digital / social media, radio, colleges and universities, and high schools to attract as many job-seekers as possible.

Register before January 12, 2018 and save $50. Early Bird registration is $300. If you register before February 9, 2018 your company will be included in the directory distributed at the event. Download a Registration Form to email back to North Central Michigan College, or sign-up and pay online.

Connect with job-seekers from all over and find your potential hire. Find more hiring events through Networks Northwest, Pure Michigan Talent Connect, and CCE.

MSU Extension has had a unique relationship with the regional economic development organization Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) for more than 20 years. Recognizing the strength of combining resources, this partnership focuses on economic development, entrepreneurship growth and community infrastructure throughout a four-county region in the northwest Lower Peninsula, specifically Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet counties. As a result, the NLEA utilizes resources offered through MSU Extension as it provides leadership to state-wide programs sponsored by MSU Extension.

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