(FLINT, Mich. – Oct. 9, 2019) Nearly 30 local businesses and organizations will participate in the Flint & Genesee Job & Resource Fair on Thursday, Oct. 17. The event – open to adults 18 and older – will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the JCPenney wing at Genesee Valley Center.
“This is a great opportunity to meet with employers seeking to fill a variety of full- and part-time positions,” said James Avery, director of Education & Training at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. “Job seekers will be able to learn about and apply for a wide range of openings. In some cases, they may even participate in on-the-spot interviews.”
Examples of job openings include registered nurses, school business drivers, CNC operators and hospitality staff. So far, confirmed employers include:
- Covenant Glen of Frankenmuth
- Dean Transportation
- Express Employment Professionals
- Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce
- Genesee Ceramic Tile
- Genesee County Community Action Resource Department (GCCARD) Head Start
- Helping Hand Nursing Service, Inc.
- Huntington Bank
- Knights Inn
- McFarlan Villages
- Michigan State Police – Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division
- Pinnacle Hospitality
- PMC Staffing
- Qualified Staffing
- Signature Truck Systems, LLC
- The DM Burr Group
- U.S. Coast Guard
- Unified Staffing
- U.S. Census Bureau
- Wolverine Human Services
According to Avery, job seekers can also apply for a variety of temporary and seasonal positions at the event. For example, the U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring enumerators and office staff in preparation for the 2020 Census. Additionally, several Genesee Valley Center retailers will be accepting resumes for the upcoming holiday season. A list of these stores will be available at the event.
The event will also be attended by agencies and businesses providing a variety of free resources, including haircuts from Park Place Hair Studio, vaccinations from the Genesee County Health Department and resume help from the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce.
Additional community organizations will be on site to share information about their services, including:
- Genesee County Prevention Coalition
- Greater Flint Health Coalition
- HAP (Health Alliance Plan)
- Judson Center Child and Family Services
- Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village
Attendees should dress professionally and bring several copies of their resumes. Event organizers recommend using the mall entrance through the Outdoor Village/JCPenney wing.
Walk-ins are welcome, although applicants are encouraged to register at www.flintandgenesee.org/jobfair.