Recently, MITA was forced to cancel the remaining infrastructure hiring fairs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 350 attendees had pre-registered for the events, along with numerous contractors.
Since then, the MITA workforce development survey was sent out and is still available for those who are willing to take 10 minutes to fill it out. 80% of the survey responders indicated a willingness to take part in a virtual hiring fair.
MITA, along with Michigan Construction, The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, MDOT, Michigan Concrete Association, the County Road Association, Michigan Aggregate Association, Michigan Works!, AIS of Lansing, Michigan CAT, the Asphalt Pavement Association, Going Pro, WLNS TV, and Nexstar will be providing two virtual hiring fairs on Thursday, June 4, 2020. The hiring fairs will be advertised through local television and radio, as well as through social media and other online mediums.
If you are interested in being a part of this event, please plan on attending a webinar meeting this Thursday, May 14, 2020, beginning at 10:00 am. Please pre-register for this meeting at Michigan Virtual Hiring Fair Info Meeting Registration. This meeting will describe how the Michigan Infrastructure Virtual Hiring Fairs will take place, what the participants can expect, and answer any questions you might have. The time blocked off for the meeting is 2 hours, but realistically it should not take longer than 45 minutes to an hour.
We are excited to be hosting this event and to be able to provide you and your company an alternative opportunity to hire talented and motivated employees for the 2020 construction season.
Please contact Ken Bertolini, MITA’s Director of Workforce Development, if you have any questions. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.