Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an annual job event to entice native West Michiganders to come back to the Mitten State is going virtual this year. Current residents who are unemployed are also encouraged to attend.

Hello West Michigan’s ReThink West Michigan job fair usually targeted at those returning to Michigan for the Thanksgiving holiday will be Nov. 19, 3p.m. to 7p.m.

According to their website,

"ReThink is an award-winning event for professionals that travel home for the holiday and are considering making their visit more permanent. For more than nine years, ReThink has brought together over 1,000 candidates and 70+ local companies together to match qualified candidates with hiring businesses. While COVID-19 has changed how ReThink looks in 2020, we're still making it happen!"

The event is free. Organizers say you'll be able to explore information and job opportunities and participate in one-on-one text-based chats with potential employers.

Participating companies include:

  • Consumer's Energy
  • Spectrum Health
  • Michigan Works
  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • City of Grand Rapids
  • Meijer
  • Herman Miller
  • ODL
  • JR Automation
  • Steelcase
  • Perrigo
  • LG Chem Michigan Inc.
  • Muskegon County
  • DTE Energy
  • The Geo Group
  • Peterson Farms
  • Spartan Nash
  • TGG Solutions
  • Family Healthcare
  • Bethany
  • Mercy Health
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