40 employers are eager to hire the class of 2018; job fair May 1

MUSKEGON: High school seniors throughout Muskegon County will have the opportunity to meet with 40 local employers who are eager to hire during the second annual “Muskegon Made Job Fair.” Last year’s event was standing room only at times. This year’s job fair takes place on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, from 9:00 to 11:15 a.m. and again from 11:45a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center.


Last year over 400 students took part in the event designed by the Career Tech Center, West Michigan Works! and local employers. In addition to Career Tech Center seniors, twelfth grade students from throughout Muskegon County are invited to attend. Many employers will be offering on-site interviews so students are encouraged to come in professional attire and bring at least ten copies of their résumé. Participating students will be coached by the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District’s Career Specialists in preparation for the job fair.


“Our goal is for every student in Muskegon County to have a plan for what they will do after graduation,” shared County Careers Coordinator Bethanie Swier. “The Muskegon Made Job Fair will help these students connect with employers for jobs available right here in Muskegon County.” “Muskegon Made is a local initiative to support Muskegon County students with job shadows, internships, career related events, and career pathway data,” added Swier.


Career fields represented at the job fair include healthcare, manufacturing, human services, hospitality, entertainment, and more. High school students interested in participating are encouraged to speak with their high school guidance counselor to sign up.


For a list of participating employers, video from last year’s event, resume tips, and to register online visit and click on the Senior Job Fair link.


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