Several regional business organizations are coming together to host a hiring event in a more informal setting on Thursday.
Around 30 employers will be at Pierce Road Bar and Grille from 3:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon to connect with individuals looking to work in fields like engineering, healthcare, business, skilled trades, finance, construction, and more.
Holly Reed of Saginaw Future and Ken Horn with the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance spoke with Art Lewis. Reed says despite a more laid-back atmosphere, candidates of all ages should still dress for success and bring a resume.
“We’re very excited to have job seekers, whether it’s a senior college student or someone more seasoned,” said Reed. “The great thing about this event is that it’s a ‘mixer’ style, so it’s not your typical career fair. It’s really intended to be a fun, casual networking opportunity, but these employers are hiring.”
The hiring event is a partnership between the Arenac County Economic Development Corporation, Bay Future, Midland Business Alliance, and Saginaw Future, and follows a similar hiring mixer in Mount Pleasant earlier this year.
Horn says the events are intended to keep the local workforce local and encourage those who have moved away to return to the region.
“Our colleges have a great retention rate, but even at a 90% retention rate, we’re still losing 8-10% of our population,” said Horn. “In our region of four counties that we really focus on, [we] lost 40,000 people in two decades.”
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