June 13, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Michigan DREAMJOB summit introduces 110 employers to 2,500 applicants

Monroe County Business Development Corporation communications operations manager Alysha Wilkins, right, 24, of Temperance, talks with Emmanuel Martinez, left, 32, of Madison Heights Friday during Pure Michigan DREAMJOB is the state's largest job matchmaking summit at Ford Field. (Todd McInturf / The Detroit News)

More than 110 Michigan employers sought candidates to fill more than 1,200 job openings on Friday during a career fair at Ford Field.

Pure Michigan DREAMJOB is the state’s largest job matchmaking summit. More than 4,000 had pre-registered for the event, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corp., and 2,500 of those who registered were invited to Friday’s event.

It was expected that at least 2,000 interviewed for new jobs.

Companies that participated included Ford Motor Co., Nissan Motor Co., Quicken Loans Inc. and Whirlpool Corp.

Positions were open in the fields of engineering, design, project management, supply chain management, finance, operations, sales, marketing and software development.

Michigan's seasonally unadjusted unemployment dropped 0.7 percentage points in the latest month to 7.3 percent, according to the Department of Technology, Management & Budget.


Job seekers and employers network and eat lunch before the afternoon ... (Todd McInturf / The Detroit News)