Deadline Friday For Special Deal For Employers At ESD Spring Job Fair

SOUTHFIELD — The clock is ticking for a special deal for employers seeking highly qualified engineering and technical talent.

The offer of a free second job posting at The Engineering Society of Detroit Job Bank expires Friday, March 13 for employers registering as exhibitors for The Engineering Society of Detroit’s annual Spring Engineering & Technology Job Fair, to be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 13 at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m.

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, http://www.esd.org; advertising to Michigan colleges and universities within 150 miles of metro Detroit; food and beverage certificates for up to five representatives per 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.

Those who register by Friday, March 13 get a second Job Bank posting, an added value of $250.

If you’re an employer that has been struggling to find the right employees and would like to meet face-to-face with highly qualified candidates, then plan to attend this job fair. Hailed as the premier recruitment event for engineers, students, trained technicians and allied professionals, at all levels of experience, this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Meet hundreds of the most talented professionals and students – at all levels of expertise
  • Enjoy a tailored event for engineers and IT professionals
  • Join some of Michigan’s leading companies
  • Find your next generation of engineering and technology employees

Prospective candidates will be seeking both full- and part-time positions, as well as internship opportunities.

Past ESD Job Fairs have been attended by hundreds of qualified engineering, IT, high-tech and skilled trades workers. Companies 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.”

If you’re looking for technical employees and would like more information about exhibiting at the Job Fair, contact Leslie Smith, CMP, at (248) 353-0735, ext. 152, or lsmith@esd.org.

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 March 31 and $20 thereafter. Registration includes a one-year membership to ESD. (This offer is good for new, first-time members only.) More at www.esd.org.

Job seekers are also encouraged to enter their resumes into the ESD Job Bank, http://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 job seekers input resumes on-site.

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