The Pure Michigan Talent Connect West Coast event through the Michigan Economic Development Corp. brought nearly 100 job seekers to town on April 13. This event was not all about filling jobs but orienting young talented workers to the Muskegon and Grand Haven area and getting them excited to consider working on the lakeshore.
“It’s all about talent,” said Ed Garner, president of Muskegon Area First – the local economic development agency. “These folks here are the bright minds of our future. We want them to know about the opportunities in their own back yard.”
More than 30 employers had the chance to meet with recent graduates and all participating companies had immediate openings or specific new hires in the next six months. The job fair was set up with specific rooms for initial job interviews as several companies were sitting down and talking to the job seekers. Garner said one highly-sought applicant was offered two jobs before the afternoon session was concluded.
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