Update: As of Aug. 30, nearly 70 employers have signed on for the job fair. For the most up-to-date listing of participating employers, flintandgenesee.org/jobfair.
(FLINT, Mich. – Aug. 23, 2021) The Flint & Genesee Group is working with community partners to host the Genesee County Career Expo on Sept. 16 at the Dort Financial Center. Organizers behind what aims to be the largest in-person job fair in the region have already registered more than 30 employers – representing a collective 650+ job openings – for the event.
“There are nearly 15,000 people who are actively seeking employment in Genesee County – and that’s not even including those who are underemployed or looking for a career change,” said Brianna Mosier, director of Organizational Development at the Flint & Genesee Group. “At the same time, we know there are thousands of job opportunities available through our local businesses and organizations. Our goal is to help bridge that gap.”
The event, which runs from 1 to 5 p.m., will bring together a wide variety of job opportunities in various industries, including healthcare, manufacturing and education. According to Mosier, the Flint & Genesee Group and its partners hope to attract up to 100 employers and 1,000 job seekers to the event.
So far, confirmed employers include Aflac, Al Bourdeau Insurance Agency, Ascension, Ashley HomeStore, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint and Genesee County, Century Tool & Gage, Citizens Statewide Security, Clear View Building Maintenance, Domico Med-Device, Genesee County, Genesee Intermediate School District, Hamilton Community Health Network, Hurley Medical Center, Lear Corporation, Mac Pizza, Miller Industries, MTA Flint, Pinnacle Hospitality, Pri-merica, PrintCom, Rassini Brakes, ResourceMFG, Residence Inn by Marriott, Servpro, Shelter of Flint, STAT EMS, Teachout Security Solutions, Total Benefit Systems, TouchPoint Support Services, Unified Staffing and YMCA of Greater Flint.
What will separate the Genesee County Career Expo from other employment events isn’t just its size, but also its scope. The job fair will shine a spotlight on resources available through community agencies that can help address common barriers to employment, including childcare and health issues. Everything from vaccinations to complimentary haircuts will be available to job seekers during the event.
Sponsors and partners for the event include the City of Flint, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Fenton & Linden Regional Chamber of Commerce, Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce, WNEM, Consumers Energy, GST Michigan Works and Mott Community College Workforce & Economic Development
Employers can sign up by completing the form at flintandgenesee.org/careerexpo before the Sept. 10 deadline. Likewise, community agencies can sign on to showcase their resources by completing the form at https://bit.ly/2UH3YE5 by the same deadline.
For more information and the most current list of participating employers, visit flintandgenesee.org/jobfair.
About Flint & Genesee Group
Flint & Genesee Group supports the region through its commitment to developing business, talent and place. Marketing its services through four divisions – Explore Flint & Genesee, Flint & Genesee Chamber, Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance, and Flint & Genesee Education & Talent – as well as with community partners, the organization works to strengthen the Flint and Genesee County economy, and create a place where people thrive, and businesses invest and grow. For more information, visit flintandgenesee.org, and check us out on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.