Job Seekers to Attend Virtual Career Fair
FOX 47 News
Lansing, MI – – Capital Area District Libraries is pleased to announce a partnership designed to benefit job seekers in mid-Michigan. On , people looking to connect with potential employees can attend a Michigan Virtual Career Fair, sponsored by Capital Area Michigan Works and the State of Michigan. This free online event allows participants to interact with area businesses in a live, 3-D virtual environment.
Now with support from CADL, even people without a computer or Internet service can participate. Our Downtown Lansing branch (401 S. Capitol Ave.) will serve as a host site for the event between , offering public computers and Internet service to anyone who wants to attend. No appointment or library card is needed but attendees do need to register at MIvirtualcareerfair.com. A list of participating businesses is also available at the virtual career fair website.
“We’re so excited to be partnering with CAMW and the State of Michigan for this opportunity. We see a lot of job seekers at our libraries and we connect them with resume, cover letter, and interviewing resources all the time. But this gives us a chance to connect them to actual employers, which is a wonderful benefit of the virtual career fair,” says Scott Duimstra, Associate Director of Public Services.
Features of the online career fair include:
· Live conversation between recruiters and attendees (via live chat or webcam)
· Uploading and submission of resumes
· Interaction with fellow attendees
· Viewing of informational videos
· Integration with Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn
With 13 branches and a Bookmobile, Capital Area District Libraries serve 23 municipalities in Ingham County. Its mission is to empower our diverse communities to learn, imagine and connect. For information about hours, services or events, call517-367-6300, or visit cadl.org.
SOURCE: Press Release, Capital Area District Libraries