Detroit Resident Career Opportunity Expo October 28 at 10 a.m. Hosted by Olympia Development & Detroit Employment Solutions

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Olympia Development of Michigan (ODM), in partnership with Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC), is hosting a Detroit Resident Career Opportunity Expo.

WHAT: Olympia Development of Michigan (ODM), in partnership with Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC), is hosting a Detroit Resident Career Opportunity Expo.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

  • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Expo is open for Detroit residents
  • 11 a.m. – Remarks by Christopher Ilitch, President and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, Inc.; Detroit Deputy Mayor Isaiah McKinnon; Pat Devlin, Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council; Pamela Moore, President and CEO, Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation; Douglass Diggs, President, Heritage Development Services.

WHERE: Cobo Center: 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226

WHY: ODM plans to have Detroit residents fill 51 percent of the construction jobs related to the new area and mixed-use development. Detroiters stand to gain more than $100 million in job income from construction of the arena alone.

The Detroit Resident Career Opportunity Expo will help residents access the resources to prepare them for construction and construction-related jobs with the new arena and district. Residents will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet with career counselors for a personalized skills assessment
  • Meet with Skilled Trades Associations and employers
  • Learn about available training and financial aid programs
  • Get help with GED preparation and testing
  • Improve resume writing and interview skills
  • Connect with resources for childcare, legal assistance and more

No jobs will be offered at the Expo, but residents will be put in a position to succeed at securing jobs that will open in the future.

PARKING: Complimentary parking will be provided at the Cobo Center rooftop parking structure.

WEBSITE: Visit www.DistrictDetroit.com/jobs for more information.

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