UPDATE: In light of the Governor’s recommendations for COVID-19/Coronavirus community mitigation strategies, the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MITA) and Michigan Construction have decided to suspend the remaining industry hiring fairs. Whether the events will be rescheduled for a later time is still being determined. The remaining event dates that have been suspended include:
- March 17 in Bay City
- March 18 in Grand Rapids
- March 30 in Detroit
- April 2 in Lansing
More information will be announced when additional detail is available.
ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW:
Ahead of Michigan’s construction season, a series of regional hiring events will be taking place across Michigan in March and early April for the first time.
Infrastructure and heavy highway construction employers from across the industry will be hiring employees for construction projects involving roads, bridges, underground, maintenance, engineering, inspection and testing, mining, traffic control, material supply, service providers, and more.
The Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MITA) and Michigan Construction are working with industry partners to host the career fairs. Michigan construction workers and skilled trades laborers are encouraged to attend a local hiring fair near them.
“Construction industry career fairs serve two incredibly important functions: supporting Michigan’s workforce, and ensuring our construction projects stay on track,” said Mike Nystrom, executive vice president of MITA. “As an association, we’re constantly advocating for the necessary resources to support our infrastructure needs. One of those most essential resources for infrastructure improvements is a skilled and employed workforce.”
The hiring fair dates and locations are:
- March 11th – 9am to 12pm
Gaylord High School, 90 Livingston Boulevard in Gaylord
- March 17th – 9am to 12pm
Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center, 4155 Monitor Road in Bay City
- March 18th – 9am to 12pm
Grand Rapids Community College, 622 Godfrey Avenue SW in Grand Rapids
- March 30th – 9am to 12pm
Eastern Market – Shed 3, 2934 Russell Street in Detroit
- April 2nd – 9am to 12pm
Lansing Community College, 5708 Cornerstone Drive in Lansing
Infrastructure employers and workers are encouraged to register to attend. A list of employers will be sent to registered attendees prior to the events. To learn more, visit www.michiganconstruction.com/putmetowork.