Employers looking to fill full- and part-time entry-level positions are invited to attend the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Job Fair on Friday, April 28.

According to Rhetta Hunyady, Vice President of Education & Training at the Flint & Genesee Chamber, there are several benefits to participating in the event as an employer. For instance:

  1. It’s affordable.

The cost to participate in the upcoming job fair is free for Flint & Genesee Chamber members and $100 for non-members. (Even better, the $100 fee can be applied toward a new Chamber membership!)

  1. There will be a wide pool of applicants.

The FGCC Job Fair will be open to the public, ages 18+, and promoted at all of the local colleges. That said…

  1. …it pays to hire a TeenQuest or Career Edge grad.

TeenQuest is a five-week training program designed to help high school students learn how to apply for, interview for and keep a job. Career Edge focuses on helping adults, particularly those who are unemployed or underemployed, navigate the job market.

Businesses that hire alumni from these pre-employment programs can apply for funds that cover up to half of normal hiring and employment costs during the first 90 days of employment. To learn more about these programs, click here.

The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Baker College of Flint. In order to participate, employers must register online here.

Employers interested in hiring a younger workforce are encouraged to check out 2017 Summer Youth Initiative, which connects TeenQuest alumni ages 14-19 with local employers. For more information about this year’s SYI Job Fair, to be held Saturday, April 29, click here.