Ann Arbor Spark sets recruitment ‘Tech Homecoming’ for Thanksgiving Eve

ANN ARBOR—The night before Thanksgiving is Michigan’s biggest bar night, with college students and young adults returning home and celebrating with friends before spending Thanksgiving Day with family.

So how about if they kick off that night with a job search?

Ann Arbor Spark is doing just that, offering a free chance to connect job seekers with some of the top tech companies in the Ann Arbor area at an event it’s calling Tech Homecoming, set for Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m.

“Tech Homecoming is a great occasion for job seekers to meet with several employers in a low-pressure setting,” said Phil Santer, Ann Arbor Spark senior vice president. “The participating companies have multiple openings and span the region’s top industries, providing a lot of variety and depth for attendees.”

Cahoots, one of Ann Arbor’s newest co-working spaces, is hosting this year’s event. The participating companies are: Alfa Jango; Atomic Object; DaySmart Software; Duo Security, now part of Cisco; InfoReady Corporation; KLA; PassiveBolt; Pillar, part of Accenture Industry X.0; Saganworks; Shoptelligence; Shopwindow; and SkySpecs.

KLA, a global organization that develops industry-leading equipment and services that enable innovation throughout the electronics industry, announced earlier this year that Ann Arbor would be the site of its second North American headquarters. Said John McLaughlin, KLA senior director and Ann Arbor site leader: “KLA chose Ann Arbor for its ability to attract top talent while offering our employees an exceptional quality of life.”

Ann Arbor SPARK is collecting resumes and sharing them with participating companies ahead of the event. Details available with registration. Visit for more information.

Ann Arbor Spark is the economic development agency for Washtenaw and Livingston counties. More at

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