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      Job fair focuses on filling more than 60,000 openings

      Pure Michigan Talent Connect, Michigan Works!, and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. are teaming up to help fill 60,000 open positions on MITalent.org.

      If you are looking for work, you may want to head to Otsego County Wednesday. If you can't make the trip, you can also log online to take part in this unique career fair.

      Pure Michigan Talent Connect, Michigan Works!, and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. are teaming up to help fill 60,000 open positions on MITalent.org.

      The MiVirtualCareerFair is focused on finding job seekers in the Gaylord area. The event is taking place Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Tim Hortons at 1301 W. Main Street in Gaylord. You can also log onto MiTalent's website to take part.

      Pure Michigan Talent Connect and Michigan Works! Staff will be onsite in Gaylord to offer resume tips and interview advice. Computers will also be set up for job seekers to participate in the MIVirtualCareerFair and apply for one of the 60,000 open positions.

      Participating onsite companies include The Hampton Inn of Gaylord and Odawa Casino Resort . This is the second virtual job fair held at Tim Hortons.

      "The June career fair we held in partnership with Tim Horton's was a huge success, with more than 20 employers and 1,000 participants making connections," said Joe Quick, Manager of Talent Programs, Michigan Economic Development Corporation. "Partnering with Tim Hortons allows us to extend our resources, including the Pure Michigan Talent Connect website, to job seekers who otherwise might not have access and help connect them with career opportunities throughout the state."

      "We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting another virtual job fair with The Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Michigan Works! across our Michigan restaurants," said Maureen Finnigan, Troy Tim Hortons restaurant owner. "It's a good feeling to know you could be helping someone get back into the workforce or move on to the next chapter in their career."