Employers seeking to fill entry-level positions in Genesee County will have the opportunity to recruit from hundreds of job seekers this spring. In April, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce will host two job fairs aiming to connect local businesses and nonprofits with qualified applicants.

 

Flint & Genesee Job & Resource Fair Friday, April 13 | Baker College of Flint

The Flint & Genesee Job & Resource Fair is open to TeenQuest alumni, Career Edge participants and general public job seekers. Employers can conduct interviews on-site in a private room, if desired.

Employers who hire graduates of the TeenQuest and Career Edge will be eligible to apply for funds that cover up to half of normal hiring and employment costs during the first 90 days of employment. Please note that this is a limited resource based on available grant support.

The cost for employers to participate is free for Chamber members and $100 for non-members.

Employers must register by April 6 to participate. To register, apply online.

For more information, contact Debbie Garrison at (810) 600-4067 or dgarrison@flintandgenesee.org.

Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) Job Fair Saturday, April 28 | Baker College of Flint

Each year, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce connects hundreds of area teens, ages 14-19, with summer employment through SYI. These young people are graduates of TeenQuest, a pre-employment leadership training program that teaches teens the skills needed to get and keep a job.

For-profit employers are eligible to receive a 50-50 salary match for employees hired through SYI. Nonprofits and schools are eligible to have up to 100 percent of costs subsidized.

To participate in the job fair and program, employers must complete the RFP by March 22.

For more information, contact Paula Stainbrook at 810-600-1413 or pstainbrook@flintandgenesee.org.

Need to fill a position before April? Chamber members are encouraged to share job listings on the Chamber website. To add your own listings to the site, update your member profile at https://member.flintandgenesee.org/login.

Additionally, employers who hire TeenQuest graduates ages 14-19, and Career Edge alumni ages 18-25, are eligible to receive matching funds to offset employment costs throughout the year. To learn more, click here.