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March 7, 2017

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GE Digital is More Than a Workplace


With one of the largest concentrations of GE IT professionals in the world, GE’s Detroit area-location is a significant player within GE Digital.  Their unique work culture, coupled with their role in GE’s company-wide IT transformation, makes this an exciting time to be at the GE Digital Hub Detroit. GE Detroit is growing rapidly and continuing to firm up a sizable footprint in the Greater Detroit area.

GE digital is conveniently located between Ann Arbor and Detroit and offers beautiful views overlooking a gorgeous lake, with walking paths and forest trails all around their campus. They are just a short drive away from DTW Airport.

GE Digital is looking for Software Engineers – Front-end and Back-end Developers, Solution Architects, Quality Assurance experts, UX / Design expertise; product management; IT Risk/compliance & security, plus individuals with Supply Chain IT and Manufacturing/Engineering Operations experience.

Basic Qualifications include: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent (STEM) with minimum 1+ years of experience

What does the company look for in a candidate? They’re looking for passionate, curious individuals who aren’t afraid to tackle complex challenges. They are also working to hire more local graduates to keep more students in the Metro Detroit area after graduation.

GE offers flexible work options to provide a great work/life balance to include:

  • Unlimited vacation/paid time off
  • Extended paid maternity and paternity leave and flexible work arrangements
  • Free healthy snacks and drinks
  • A free onsite gym
  • Cafeteria and coffee bar.
  • Feeling sleepy? We have a nap pod!


Here are a few career opportunity examples:

Staff Software Engineer

Staff Quality Assurance Engineer

Software Engineer

Data Operations Engineer

Staff Data Engineer

Staff Infrastructure Architect

Build & Release Engineering Specialist

Build & Release Engineer

Staff Software Engineer 

Give back and get engaged in your local communities through team-based and annual volunteer events. Connect with diverse co-workers through employee affinity groups like the GE Women's Network (GEWN), African American Forum (AAF), Hispanic Forum (HF), Asia Pacific American Forum (APAF), Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, and Allies Alliance (GLBTA), and GE Veteran's Network (GEVN).

If working for a progressive company like GE Digital sounds like a good fit for you, and you’re a passionate and curious professional who loves a challenge, then you need to check out their careers page by visiting  

Michigan Millennial: Dreaming Big in the D


Detroit native, Evann Webb combined her love for writing and fashion and pursued her dreams in her hometown. After graduating from Renaissance High School, Evann went on to further her education at Michigan State University.

“I knew that MSU had one of the best journalism programs out there. I was always interested in fashion and it was one of the few major universities in the state that offered a fashion program. It was the best of both worlds.”

Webb explored fashion opportunities in New York City with a MSU sponsored program but for her, Detroit is where her heart lies. After interning for several companies in Michigan, including Title Source, Ambassador Magazine, and Macys, Evann got the validation she needed as a journalist when her work got published.

When asked why she decided to stay in her hometown, she said, “I decided to stay in Detroit, because I wanted to show other people that were interested in fashion and the arts that you can make a name for yourself anywhere as long as you put in the work. There are very interesting things going on in the city, and I wanted to be a part of the positive change.”

After graduating in December 2015 and applying for more than 100 jobs in the communication field, Evann started her career in the retail industry. With her entrepreneurial spirit, Evann revamped her Tumblr blog, “What the Heck are You Wearing” into a new and trendy publication during her early post-grad journey. Following four and half years of college, Webb realized that she had more to say about fashion and lifestyle, thus the birth of “Damsel in Detroit.”

Following the relaunching of her blog, Evann landed in her current position as the new Digital and Social media Associate for the City of Detroit, finally landing a career in her industry.

“After graduating, I worked in a lot of retail jobs, but I wasn’t being challenged enough. I have a friend that also does social media for the city and she knew my editorial and social media background and encouraged me to apply for the position. After going through the application and interview process, I was offered the job!”

Evann says that her favorite part of her job is that it causes her to step a bit out of her comfort zone. “The majority of the writing I’ve done has been fashion and lifestyle based, but I’m writing about politics and public affairs. I think the change in pace is going to help me to become a stronger writer overall. Plus I’m pushing out information that people in the community need to know.”

Congrats Evann on a well-deserved position!

In the next five years, Webb says that she hopes to still be working in the city and to also own her own fashion publication. “I like to dream big.”

She encourages young people to figure out what you’re passionate about and go from there.

“Do your research, meet people, start a portfolio and don’t let anyone discourage you. I know it’s easier said than done but when you really put your mind to it, you can do whatever you want to do.”

LaTya Jefferson is a Talent Team intern with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, working to develop content for our external and internal newsletters, highlighting success stories, programs, and resources for business attraction.

Job Fair and Career Events



Michigan Hot Jobs! Expo Sizzles with Job Opportunities


Detroit, Michigan – The month of March is sizzling with local job opportunities around the Metro Detroit area. Hiring employers are preparing to meet with potential applicants at the Michigan Hot Jobs! Expo happening on March 30.

There is a growing need to hire experienced professionals, college alumni, military veterans and entry-level workers to fill over 500 positions; resumes are being accepted for positions in Engineering, Information Technology, Skilled Trades, Seasonal, Manufacturing, Production, Industrial, General Labor, Customer Services, Retail, Management, Restaurant, Accounting, Banking, Office Support, Clerical, Data Entry, Call Center, Installation, Technical, Machining, Electrical, Mortgage, Financial Planning, Insurance, Education, Truck Driving, Real Estate, Nursing, Rehabilitation, Human Services, and other career fields. will host the Michigan Hot Jobs! Expo to be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Marriott Hotel located at 3600 Centerpointe Parkway in Pontiac, Michigan from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. We have collaborated with the top employers and recruiters in search for the best candidates. The upcoming event will feature over 500 immediate job openings; including several union skilled trades electrician and boiler operator positions with Fiat Chrysler, armed hospital security positions with Teachout Security Solutions, CDL truck driver positions with  North Star Ranch and caregiver and nursing positions with  Life Center Inc. Participating companies include Global Information Technology, Quicken Loans, The Dako Group, HTC Global Services, Sani-Vac Service, Special Tree Rehabilitation, Mass Mutual of Michigan Metro and many other employers.

Information regarding the upcoming job expo is available on the company website at or by calling 734-956-4550.


KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs is hosting the fourth annual Boots to Suits military career fair on March 23 from 2 to 6 p.m.

Boots to Suits, which is free of charge and open to the public, will be held in Rooms 208-210 of the Bernhard Center. The fair is designed to help those who serve, those who have served and their dependents network with talent acquisition representatives from local corporations, hone their professional personas, strengthen their resumes and transition into the civilian workforce.

This year’s attending corporations include Verizon, Consumers Energy, Target, Eaton, Ralph Moyle, Parker Hannifin, Enterprise, TEK Systems, First Data and Employment Group.

Preparing for Boots to Suits

The Office of Military and Veterans Affairs and the Haworth College of Business are co-hosting a pre-fair preparation event on March 15. The event, also free of charge, will be held in Schneider Hall’s Zhang Career Center from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

WMU faculty and staff will provide attendees with personalized feedback regarding resumes and self-marketing techniques, as well as share additional information about the employers who will be at Boots to Suits.

Those interested in attending the pre-fair and Boots to Suits are encouraged to register online at


To learn more about Boots to Suits or the pre-fair preparation event, please contact:

John Scott, Coordinator of Marketing and Public Relations

1251 Ellsworth Hall

Office: (269) 387-4455

Fax: (269) 387-4418




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