Kalamazoo, Mich. - The manufacturing industry is growing and area
employers have jobs! Michigan WORKS! is assisting with the immediate
need to fill these jobs and is hosting the Hired!
Manufacturing 2014 Career Fair to connect interested job seekers with
manufacturing employers in the greater Kalamazoo region.
Manufacturing 2014 Career Fair is a unique, invitation-only, two-day
event. Some of the participating employers include American Axle,
Fabri-Kal, Humphrey Products, Janesville Acoustics, Stryker, Pfizer, and
many others. The employers will be seeking to fill all
levels of open positions in the manufacturing industry. Types of jobs
include: customer service, logistics, machinists, warehouse, engineers,
etc. "What an exciting time to be in manufacturing, said
Jan Opalewski, HR manager at Fabri-Kal, "With the advancements in
technology, manufacturing has become a career path giving employees
ongoing opportunities to learn and grow."
first day's activities are intended to prepare attendees for the
industry specific career fair that will take place on the second day. Day
one will include information on the skills manufacturing employers are
looking for, job preview, resume critique and mock interviews.
For the first day's activities, individuals may choose to attend either Monday, January 27 in Three Rivers or Tuesday, January 28
in Kalamazoo. Those who attend and complete the first day's activities
will receive a ticket to attend the career fair which will take place on
Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Further details regarding the event can be found at www.michiganworks14.org/careers.html
seekers interested in attending must pre-register and can do so at
either the Kalamazoo Michigan WORKS! Service Center located at 1601 S.
Burdick or Three Rivers Michigan WORKS! located at 16587 Enterprise
Drive. The deadline to register the event is 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2014.
previously mentioned, individuals will be required to attend and
complete all of the first day's sessions and activities in order to
receive an invitation to attend the Career Fair on the second day. Employers with current or anticipated hiring needs should contact Brenda Stewart at Michigan WORKS! Bstewart@michiganworks14.org or 269-488-7616.
WORKS! is a customer focused statewide workforce development system
that prepares individuals for work. Assistance is available to employers
and job seekers to ensure that employers are provided with a supply of
skilled workers and individuals are provided with an opportunity to
advance knowledge and skills to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Michigan WORKS! receives funding from federal and state governments
through Michigan's Workforce Development Agency.
For more information about Michigan WORKS! serving Kalamazoo and St. Joseph Counties visit www.michiganworks14.org