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MI Trades Career Fairs Connects Skilled And Professional Tradespersons With State Of Michigan Jobs

DIAMONDALE, Mich. – The State of Michigan is hosting in-person and virtual MI Trade s Career Fairs today to help attract skilled and professional tradespersons to careers with the State of Michigan.

The in-person event takes place in the morning at the Horatio Earle Learning Center in Dimondale, Mich. The virtual event takes place online in the afternoon. More than 100 participants are registered to participate in both events.

Multiple state agencies are participating in today’s events, which are organized by the State of Michigan’s MI Trades partnership as part of Professional Trades Month. The MI Trades partnership is a joint effort of state departments and agencies to promote trades opportunities within state government and attract professionals to public service.

“Hardworking Michiganders in professional trades careers are designing and building the future and helping us grow Michigan’s economy,” said Governor Whitmer. “The State of Michigan is hosting MI Trades Career Fairs to attract skilled workers to roles with state departments and agencies because we need Michiganders with in-demand skillsets to help us fill good-paying, in-demand jobs. Opportunities with the state can help workers provide for their families and give them a chance to help rebuild the state we all love, improving infrastructure from schools to lead pipes to roads. Since taking office, I have taken action to get more Michiganders on paths to skilled trades jobs, through programs like the Going PRO Talent Fund, apprenticeships, and Michigan Reconnect. I encourage Michigan’s skilled trades professionals to get involved with exciting projects and pursue employment with the State of Michigan. Let’s get things done together.”

The State of Michigan currently has approximately 90 skilled and professional trade positions open and offers competitive health and retirement benefits as well as paid time off, steady work schedule, and a regular salary.

“Today’s events will help us grow our professional and effective state workforce,” said Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II. “Whether they are helping us fix roads and bridges, replace lead pipes, revitalize critical infrastructure, or protect Michiganders, skilled trades positions in state government offer professionals great opportunities to grow their careers and work in exciting and in demand fields while maintaining a work-life balance. Governor Gretchen Whitmer and I are excited to tell Michigan’s story, expand our team, and bring new talent to public service. We look forward to standing tall alongside every state government professional to grow our economy and make a difference for communities throughout Michigan.”

Departmental recruiters and Civil Service staff are available at both events to assist participants with the application process. Additionally, the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency is assisting veteran applicants apply for a veterans’ preference in the hiring process.

Residents interested in seeking a skilled and professional trades career with the State of Michigan can search open positions and apply at