MICHIGAN WORKS! Main Street event will connect employers to job seekers

   BENTON HARBOR - When employers are asked about their number one concern, they often talk about finding skilled, work-ready talent and Michigan Works! has a solution available to help them do just that.
    There will be a series of free biweekly hiring events at the Michigan Works! Training Center, located at 499 West Main Street in Benton Harbor. These Main Street Hiring Events are unlike any hiring event Michigan Works! has hosted before, with employers taking on a new role.
    “We have revamped our hiring events as a method for companies to educate and attract job seekers in a forum where they have the opportunity to pitch their why,” said Lily Brewer, Executive Director of Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren. “Employers will have a few minutes at the beginning of every hiring event to explain why a job seeker should join their team and explain what makes their company stand out.
   “This ‘shark tank’ method of information sharing eliminates the uncomfortable feelings that attending job seekers have traditionally faced when attend hiring events and it also allows the employer to take share more information about their company.”
    The next Main Street Hiring Event will take place on November 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. Future hiring events will occur on November 26, and December 12 from 10 a.m. to noon.
    Job seekers who would like to attend are encouraged to arrive interview-ready, with an updated resume, at 499 West Main Street in Benton Harbor. No registration is required.
    Employers looking to register for the next hiring event at no cost should contact Berrien County Business Account Manager Paul Brohman at BrohmanP@miworks.org or Cass and Van Buren County Business Account Manager, Mark O’Reilly at  OreillyM@miworks.org.  Employers are also invited to stop into the Benton Harbor Michigan Works! Service Center, located at 499 West Main Street to register.
   For more information or general questions, visit www.miworks.org.


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