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50 employers to seek talent at Muskegon job fair

Associated Press • Oct 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM

MUSKEGON TWP. – Fifty employers in a variety of fields will be at Muskegon Community College for a public job fair on Tuesday, Oct. 23. 

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Collegiate Hall on the MCC campus, 221 Quarterline Road.  

Employers are seeking talent in communications, finance, health care, insurance, law enforcement, manufacturing, parks, government, retail and transportation. There are at least 150 jobs available.

Attendees should bring resumes and dress for interviews.  

The participating employers are: 

Aflac, Alliance Home Health Care Services, Alro Steel, Arconic, Best Care Nursing Services, Best Financial Credit Union, Busche Aluminum Technologies, Charles River, Comfort Keepers, Community Home Health Care Services, DeWys Manufacturing, Inc, Engine Power Components, Fastenal Company, GA Richards, Grand Rapids Police Department, Harbor Hospice, Harbor Industries, HGA Support Services, Hilite International, Hope Network, Hortech Inc., Lake Woods Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Menards, Mercy Health West Michigan, Meritage Hospitality Group, MultiState Insurance Inc, Muskegon County Human Resources, Muskegon State Park, Newaygo Medical Care Facility, North Ottawa Community Health System, Oceana County Medical Care Facility, Peace at Home Caregivers, Pioneer Resources, Rogers and Hollands Jewelers, Scherdel Sales & Technology, Seminole Shores Assisted Living Center, Shoreline Broadcasting, Inc 100.9FM, Silver Lake State Park, Smart Vision Lights, SpringHill Camps, Standard Supply & Lumber, The Rapid, Trans-Matic Mfg. Company, Trinity Health Senior communities, UPS, US Army/Army Reserve, Vector Marketing, Visionquest, Walker Tool & Die, Inc. and West Michigan Molding.

Mercy Health, which will have a booth at the job fair, is the county's largest employer. It has about 600 openings annually, said President Gary Allore, during an event in September. There are about 200 openings now.  

Muskegon County's unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in August, according to the most recent data available from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB). That was the lowest rate in 2018 so far; it has fluctuated between 4.1-6.1 percent.

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