Job Connect - July 13, 2012
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july 13, 2012

in this issue

  • MIVirtualCareerFair taking place July 25
  • Hot job profile: software developer
  • Pure Michigan Opportunity - Live It U.P.
  • Michigan Shifting Gears
  • News for Vets
  • Featured career fairs - Nexteer and Getman Corporation
  • Featured opportunities - Covenant Eyes, Monroe Environmental and Mercy Health Muskegon
  • More job fairs
  • Jobs in the news

MIvirtualcareer fair taking place july 25


Looking for a challenging, in-demand job in Michigan? Looking for an innovative way to connect to great Michigan companies and business leaders across the state for job opportunities? Business in Michigan is thriving, and MiVirtualCareerFair is the State of Michigan’s hottest new way to find exciting jobs. MiVirtualCareerFair: Business is an online career event where job seekers and employers can interact with each other in a live, 3-D virtual environment.

Scheduled for July 25 from 10am-4pm, MIVirtualCareerFair will include these participating employers:
Auto-Owners Insurance Charter Communications
Penske Truck Leasing Pure Michigan Talent Connect
Citadel Systems Portfolio Solutions
DENSO Manufacturing Michigan Inc. Quicken Loans
Gentz Aerospace Productions, LLC SecurAlarm Systems, Inc.
McCann Detroit TD Auto Finance
MSA Delivery Service TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants
MSU Federal Credit Union TechSmith Corporation
ONLINE Engineering, Inc.

With more than 100 positions available for this upcoming MiVirtualCareer Fair, job seekers are sure to find plenty of exciting job opportunities. Some of the job openings include: claims representatives, underwriters, sales, customer services, engineers, accountants, CNC programmers, account executives, data analysts, drivers, mortgage bankers, IT, marketing, and human resources.
Register today for the MiVirtualCareer: Business and take part in this new and innovative approach to job fairs. Visit http://www.michiganvirtualcareerfair.comand register today!

Hot job profile: software developer

Lately there’s been considerable buzz around Michigan’s emerging information technology (IT) sector, and for good reason. The IT industry has become a crucial part of the Michigan economy. Michigan IT firms that develop software or provide web hosting services, for example, can sell to a national or international customer base from anywhere they can ship CDs or there is an internet connection and available bandwidth. Michigan’s emerging IT industry exports knowledge and imports cash—exactly the kind of economic activity Michigan needs as it continues to diversify its economy.
Information technology requires a highly-skilled workforce to produce, process, and distribute data and help businesses operate more efficiently and effectively. Even during the latest economic recession, Michigan’s IT industry added jobs at nearly twice the rate for all other industries in Michigan combined. Read more.

pure michigan opportunity - live it u.p.

Pure Michigan Opportunity is a statewide program that utilizes a regional approach to connect talented job seekers including college students, seasoned pros and young professionals with Michigan employers. In addition to the career networking opportunity, participants engage in facility and area tours, and discover exciting places to live, work and play.

Stay tuned for the next event: PMO – Live it U.P., scheduled for Wednesday, August 22, 2012 in Marquette. More details coming soon.

SAVE THE DATE for Pure Michigan Opportunity - Great Lakes Bay Region on September 28, 2012.

michigan shifting gears

Are you tired of reading about other people’s successes? Stop thinking and start doing. Michigan Shifting Gears is a career-transition program for seasoned corporate professionals who want to pursue opportunities in business growth sectors where they can leverage their business knowledge and experience in new ways.

Registration for the Fall 2012 program (Cohort 12) is now open. There are two prerequisites to complete before being eligible to participate in the program: watch a 45-minute informational program overview, and then take part in a follow-up question and answer session led by one of the Michigan Shifting Gears program facilitators. To learn more and determine if this innovative program is right for you, visit the Michigan Shifting Gears program website and start writing your new success story.

news for vets

Federal Transit Administration offers free transportation to vets
The Federal Transit Administration provides funds to communities to help veterans, military families, and others connect to jobs and services by improving access to local transportation options.

Visit here to learn more.

Michigan Veterans on Facebook
Check out the Facebook page of the Michigan Veterans' Services Division. It's filled with information for veterans and vet-friendly businesses on available state and federal services, employment assistance, benefits and more. Visit here and click "like."

Veteran Connect newsletter now available
Sign up to receive Veteran Connect, a new bi-weekly newsletter with valuable information on jobs, training programs, educational opportunities and other resources and services specifically for veterans. Visit here to subscribe.

News for Vets

featured career fairs

Nexteer is recruiting electrical, software, safety and mechanical engineers to fill openings at its Troy location. In addition, Nexteer has open engineering positions at its world headquarters in Saginaw Mich. We are looking for people who want to help steer the future of the automotive industry. Nexteer is developing the next generation of fuel-efficient, high-performance steering and driveline technologies.

On July 25, Nexteer is holding an Engineering Career Fair at its Troy office. If you are passionate about technology, innovation and automobiles, a career with Nexteer could be for you! Visit here to learn more.

Getman Corporation
Getman Corporation is a manufacturer of underground mining equipment located in Bangor, MI with a facility opening in Kalamazoo soon. Getman is looking for welders, fabricators, repair technicians, machine builders, and industrial engineers.
Job Fair
Date: Saturday, August 4
Time: 9am – 2pm
Location: 59750 34th Ave, Bangor, MI

For more information, please call 269-427-5611 x 388.

featured opportunities

Covenant Eyes in Owosso seeking full time user experience practitioner

User Experience Practitioners at Covenant Eyes improve our products and services by gathering feedback and insight through design research, often with users, and doing various types of design work, from abstract information architecture to more visible graphic design. This work not only improves our existing features, but also helps describe new features that will have great benefit for our customers.

UX Practitioners work together with people from other departments, like Product Development or Marketing, to see design work carried through delivery to our customers. The User Experience department strives to improve the products, services, and overall business of Covenant Eyes, Inc. by utilizing user research, analysis, and design techniques. Do you really want this job? Then include in your application a cover letter and a portfolio showcasing your work.

Email Resume to:
Covenant Eyes also has openings for software engineers. Visit here to learn more.

Sales Engineer - Monroe Environmental - Monroe

Successful manufacturer of liquid clarification and air/gas cleaning systems is hiring a Sales Engineer to follow-up on inquiries, prepare estimates and close sales. This is primarily an inside sales job working with outside Manufacturer’s Representatives, Consulting Engineers and Municipal and Industrial end-users. Some travel required. Product and sales training provided. This position offers a competitive salary, plus commissions and benefits.

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in engineering and some sales experience. The position requires a valid driver’s license, background and reference check and a successful drug test and physical.

Mercy Health Muskegon has more than 75 job openings. Here are just a few examples:

Opportunity Spotlight
There are thousands of jobs available in Michigan. On Opportunity Spotlight, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Workforce Development Agency provide a list of in-demand jobs, rapidly hiring employers and key training programs for people in transition.

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