01 Mar

Green Career Fair

Julia Webber, Community VP, 248-613-6875

FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM – DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER

Our state’s unemployment rate is 14.6%, the worst in the nation. Michigan shed 276,000 jobs in 2009. Last year was a challenging one for many in our area, and although economic data began to stabilize in the latter half of 2009, the structural changes to Michigan’s economy will continue to test job seekers. Job hunting, an ordeal in any circumstance, has become extraordinarily difficult and the challenge faced by our community is reconciling the large field of job seekers with the few positions that are available.

The Rochester Area Jaycees are tackling this challenge directly by conducting the MI Earth Day Green Career Fair. The event will take place in Downtown Rochester at the corner of Third and Water Streets on April 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the annual MI Earth Day Festival. At the career fair, job seekers will have the opportunity to connect with various green companies, government agencies, and educational institutions.

If you have any questions about the Green Career Fair or if you are interested in joining the planning committee, contact co-chairs Jason Matz (jmatz@rochesterareajaycees.org) or Julia Webber (jwebber@rochesterareajaycees.org).