GTRI Job Fair in Dearborn on April 7 & More Employer News - Talent Connect - April 1, 2016

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Global Detroit-GTRI Job Fair on April 7 in Dearborn


Are you struggling to find STEM talent? Join us for Global Detroit's Global Talent Retention Initiative (GTRI) Job Fair on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Connect with top international professionals and STEM talent from leading area universities. We are confident this event will provide you with unique access to talented STEM students in Southeast Michigan. For your convenience, 10 schools and international professionals will come together under one roof, such as Eastern Michigan University, Henry Ford College, Lawrence Tech, Oakland University, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, University of Michigan-Dearborn, and Wayne State University.

Global Detroit's GTRI is proud to provide a platform for your company to meet hundreds of talented, highly skilled professionals, students, and alumni.

MiVirtualCareerFair on May 11 - Register Today

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Join other top Michigan employers and educators, for the Wednesday, May 11, 2016 MiVirtualCareerFair from 10AM-4PM EST. MiVirtualCareerFair is the state of Michigan’s interactive, live, 3D virtual event platform that allows jobseekers from across the world to connect with growing Michigan employers from anywhere with internet access. MiVirtualCareerFair is an exciting and engaging tool by Pure Michigan Talent Connect to bring together Michigan companies and jobseekers! Business in Michigan is thriving, and MiVirtualCareerFairs are the state of Michigan’s new innovative way to find talent. Since 2012 the state of Michigan has sponsored eighteen MiVirtualCareerFair events, connecting over 271 employers and 35,822 job seekers. On average the virtual events attract more than 4,000 registered candidates seeking job opportunities. Information about exhibitor rates and testimonials are below. Join and participate in this exciting and new recruitment tool that allows you to connect virtually with top talent.

MiVirtualCareerFair Exhibitor Benefits:

  • This is a great opportunity for employers to connect with talent without the costs and time associated with travel, booth set-up, and staffing a physical event. 
  • Businesses pay a low fee to participate, but the event is free for jobseekers.
  • Businesses that may be searching for hard-to-find talent will have the ability to reach outside the state, pre-screen candidates, etc.
  • Employers and jobseekers have the opportunity to have more one-on-one contact before an interview situation arises.
  • Receive in-depth, post event reporting, including chat transcripts.

Exhibitor Rates:

Through April 15, 2016 – $150.00 (Early Bird Registration Fee)

April 16, 2016 – April 28, 2016 - $300.00 (Standard Fee)

  • All Exhibitor Registration Forms must be returned completed and signed by the specified deadlines.
  • All Exhibitor Booths must be completed by the booth building deadline: January 29, 2016
  • All Exhibitors must have a minimum of 2 staff members participate in their booth through the duration of the event 10AM-4PM EST.

 Employers interested in participating in the event must complete a “2016 MiVirtualCareerFair Exhibitor Registration Form” and return it to Jessica Scott, Departmental Analyst with the Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan, and feel free to share event information via your social and professional networks i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc.

Focus: HOPE Apprenticeship Training Open House on April 6

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Interested in learning more about apprenticeship programs in the Detroit area and connecting with apprentice candidates? Focus: HOPE's community development and career training programs have improved the quality of life for residents of Detroit, while providing a pipeline of qualified workers to Southeast Michigan employers.

On Wednesday, April 6, Focus: HOPE will host an Apprenticeship & Training Fair to discuss training tracks beginning in the fall of 2016 with prospective candidates. Employers are also invited to learn more about these career training programs, as well as network with current and future students.

The Apprenticeship Training Tracks beginning in the fall will include:

  • CNC Machinist - Operating and maintaining CNC machining and turning centers, use CAD/CAM software, lathes, milling, tool room equipment and measuring devices. Able to read blueprints and produce materials defined by them. Work with various metals and produce products to meet specifications.
  • Network Support Technician - Configuring and supporting PCs using Windows 8.1 or 10 in implementing and troubleshooting networks, configuring routers & switches, setting up VLANs, and maintaining computers & network access security.

The Apprenticeship & Training Fair will take place on Wednesday, April 6 from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT) Building, located at 1400 Oakman Blvd., Detroit, MI 48238.

Contact the Admissions Office at 313.494.4300 for more information.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect Training Webinars

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The Pure Michigan Talent Connect team is holding multiple training webinars to show users how to get the most out of using

The next training webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 6 at 10 a.m. The Employer Training series will include information on:

  • Posting a job
  • Searching for candidates
  • Performing e-mail blasts
  • Maintaining job postings
  • Other available resources

To register, e-mail and indicate you would like to participate in the Pure Michigan Talent Connect webinar series.

LARA's Free Webinars on Entrepreneurship and Raising Capital


Entrepreneurs interested in knowing more about available options for raising capital and many other issues important to the success of their new business can learn more by participating in several upcoming webinars or attending an upcoming seminar.

“I encourage entrepreneurs who want to know more about starting their own business to participate in the webinars and seminars,” said Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Chief Deputy Director Shelly Edgerton. “Featured experts will be providing a wide range of important information that will greatly benefit new startups.”   

The Understanding Your Options for Raising Capital in Michigan seminars will cover topics including: the new federal crowdfunding rules, Michigan intrastate crowdfunding; legal and structural basics: key formation and other often overlooked issues; private offerings using Reg D and intrastate exemptions; crafting a winning investor pitch; venture capital; long-term planning for a potential IPO; and protecting yourself from arbitration, civil litigation and potential criminal liability. Each webinar will cover a different topic from the seminars. 

The webinars will be held on Wednesdays from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. on the following dates and will cover the following topics:

April 13, 2016           Legal and Structural Basics: Key Formation and Often Overlooked Issues

April 27, 2016           Funding Your New Company

May 11, 2016            How to Stay Out of Trouble While Raising Money

May 18, 2016           New federal crowdfunding rules and Michigan intrastate crowdfunding

To register for the webinar(s) go to:

The seminars will be held from 8 A.M. to 2 P.M. on the following dates and at the corresponding locations (continental breakfast and lunch will be provided):
March 23, 2016  Michigan State University Management Education Center Auditorium, 811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy, MI  48098

May 17, 2016   Grand Valley State University, L William Seidman Center, 1063 Seidman Center, 50 Front St. SW, Grand Rapids, MI  49504

June 23, 2016   Northern Michigan University, Don H. Bottum University Center, 401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI  49855

Seating is limited!  Register for a seminar at:

Edgerton emphasized that entrepreneurial development is key to revitalizing Michigan’s economy that entrepreneurial firms have different financing needs and capital formation can often be a significant impediment to aspiring entrepreneurs.

She said providing entrepreneurship education, along with LARA’s work on streamlining the state’s regulatory and licensing environments are necessary to creating an environment that encourages entrepreneurial growth.    

“We held a couple of these seminars last fall where large audiences gave rave reviews,” said CSCL Acting Director Julia Dale. “Participants commented on how the seminars greatly exceeded their expectations, the speakers were fantastic, and that they provided “a great overture of so many funding choices.’” 

The events are being offered by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and the Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Small Business Association of Michigan, and the Michigan - National Federation of Independent Business.   

There will be no charge for parking or admission to the seminars. Facilities hosting the seminars are accessible to people with disabilities. 

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