SOUTHFIELD — If you’er in the market for engineering and technical talent, The Engineering Society of Detroit has the goods — even during a nationwide engineering talent shortage.
ESD’s annual Fall Engineering and Technology Job Fair is coming Monday, Nov. 10 at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the fair runs from 2 to 7 p.m.
Past ESD Job Fairs have been attended by hundreds of qualified engineering, IT, and high-tech workers. Companise seeking employees at earlier ESD Job Fairs have praised the level of education, experience and qualifications of attendees.
“We know that the high-tech economy in Michigan has flipped from having a shortage of jobs only a few years ago to having a shortage of talent today,” said Robert Magee, interim executive vice president of ESD. “We can help companies and organizations fill open positions with qualified staff through our Job Fairs.”
There are still spots avaialable at the ESD Job Fair for those seeking employees. For more information, contact Leslie Smith, CMP, at (248) 353-0735, ext. 152, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESD is offering a Recruitment Booth Package for $395 for ESD members ($495 for nonmembers). It includes an 8-by-10-foot exhibit space with a 6-foot skirted and draped display table and two chairs; online promotion and a company description on the ESD website, www.esd.org; advertising to Michigan college snad universities within 150 miles of metro Detroit; free wireless internet service; food and beverage certificates for up to five representatives at your booth; a company listing with desired areas of interest in the on-site handout guide provided to all attendees; and a free posting on the ESD Job Bank website, a $250 value. (Register before Oct. 10 and get a second free Job Bank posting.)
For jobseekers, the Job Fair promises hundreds of openings in all forms of engineering — biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, design, electrical, electronic, environmental and mechanical — along with openings in information technology, software, cybersecurity, defense, finance, human resources, manufacturing, sales, marketing and more.
Attending the Job Fair as a jobseeker is free for individual ESD members. Nonmembers pay $15 if registered by Oct. 31 and $20 thereafter. Registration includes a one-year membership to ESD. (This offer is good for new, first-time members only.)
Jobseekers are encouraged to enter their resumes into the ESD Job Bank, jobs.esd.org, free of charge. Recognized as the premier recruitment resource for the industry, the Job Bank provides confidential resume posting and is easy to use. Simply add your resume online by visiting jobs.esd.org and created a password-protected account to manage your job search. A Job Bank enrollment center will also be available at the job fair to help you input your resume on-site.