Education Workforce Job Fairs

Developing, supporting and sustaining a high-quality, prepared and collaborative education workforce is a high priority of the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). That's why in 2021, we're hosting virtual Education Workforce Job Fairs to connect job seekers and those hiring teachers, substitute teachers, bus drivers, custodians, paraprofessionals, secretaries, administrators, and other education-related positions.


Upcoming 2021 Education Workforce Job Fair Dates

  • August 4, 2021
  • August 5, 2021

Please note, both the August 4 and August 5 job fair will be broken into two sessions, 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. The August 4 job fair will use the below maps when determining which session employers will attend:

Regions 1-5


August 4, 2021

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Regions 6-10


August 4, 2021

1:00 - 4:00 pm


About the 2021 Job Fairs

For the 2021 job fairs, we are pleased to announce partnership with the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO). This new partnership will leverage LEO's expertise in hosting virtual job fairs to ensure a smoother, more robust experience for both employers and job seekers, by utilizing a new platformBrazento ensure Michigan can continue to meet the demands of employers and job seekers - virtually! Please note: Brazen works best with the Google Chrome web browser, so please download the latest version prior to participating.


Information for Job-Seekers

Job-seekers can virtually connect with school districts from across the state. Registration is free. It is recommended that job-seekers log on to the platform in advance of the event to upload a resume and complete a profile, including any current areas of certification. 


Information for Employers

Employers will each be given a "virtual booth" at no cost. Districts who registered for the March 3 job fair but were not selected for a booth will receive priority registration for the June and August Dates. Registration for the August job fairs is now open.

Signing up as an employer gives you access to: 

  • Highlighting the mission & benefits of your school or organization
  • Summarizing your current job opportunities & programs 
  • Posting a video about your school or organization
  • Chatting with job seekers

New feature! Scheduled Chats: Prior to an event, you can review Registrants' resumes and send out invitations to them to choose from any of your available Scheduled Chat time slots. This feature allows candidates to be paired with a specific booth representative. Time slots are automatically generated based on the Scheduled Chat settings determined by the event host. Candidates simply choose a time slot that works for them to have a Scheduled Chat with you.

Following registration, the booth owner will receive additional information about status on the waiting list or about setting up the booth and adding representatives.  

Registration is free but is considered a commitment to attend as there is a limit on the number of available booths. If you need to cancel, please contact Shelby Lee at Please note, because these job fairs utilize a new platform, registrations do not carry over from previous job fairs, including the Fall 2020 event. Job providers will need to  re-register for the 2021 education workforce job fairs.


Last updated June 21, 2021.