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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Job fair with 50 employers set for Jan. 29

You're Hired Job Fair is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 at the Marriott Hotel, 3600 Centerpointe Parkway in Pontiac. Job Fair Giant, which is marking its 10th anniversary, hosts monthly job fairs in Michigan featuring numerous employers.
For the Jan. 29 fair, more than 50 companies will be onsite, ready to interview potential applicants for positions in Engineering, Information Technology, Skilled Trades, Seasonal, Manufacturing, Production, Industrial, General Labor, Customer Services, Retail, Management, Restaurant, Accounting, Banking, Office Support, Clerical, Data Entry, Call Center, Installation, Technical, Machining, Electrical, Mortgage, Financial Planning, Insurance, Education, Truck Driving, Real Estate, Nursing, Rehabilitation and Human Services.
The fair will feature representatives from Get Covered America to answer questions about the new healthcare laws.
"Our mission is to provide resources for job seeker at our job fair events, anyone that would like to enroll or receive information about government healthcare insurance can meet with representatives from Get Covered America," Community Outreach Director CJ Eason said. "We understand that many job seekers do not have telephone service this can make follow-ups with recruiters impossible, we have partnered with Budget Mobile to provide eligible job seekers with free government cellphoneservices."
The fair also features free workshops, held throughout the day to assist job seekers with resume writing, interviewing, salary negotiation and job searching; industry experts will keynote topics and answer related questions.
Additional job fair series dates are scheduled for Feb. 26 in Troy and March 31 in Sterling Heights. For more information, visit or call 734-956-4550.

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