“The Work Zone is OCC’s only all-campus, college-wide, all-major employment event that invites employers with a real need to hire in the short-term. The event provides a great opportunity for community organizations to meet and interview potential work-study students from more than 100 degree programs,” said Dawn M. Davis, Job Developer at OCC.
The college’s off-campus Work-Study program offers qualified organizations the option to receive reimbursement for wages paid to work-study students. This option provides organizations savings while offering valuable professional experience to students. Last year, five employers received 50-75% reimbursement of wages paid to eligible off-campus work-study student hires.
The Work Zone has received strong kudos from hiring companies, many of which found qualified candidates whom they hired immediately.
“OCC Placement Service’s department goal in providing this job fair has a tri-community effect, where students, business owners, and the local economy all benefit via increased revenue, efficiency, growth of programs/program knowledge, and industry experience for the students,” Davis said.
The Work Zone is free to employers and students and accommodates organizations with verified openings only. 18 employers are currently registered to recruit, with space for 40. Employers signed up include: St. John Providence, DTE Energy and Coastal Automotive. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m., on Thursday, October 16, for students and employers.
OCC’s Southfield campus is located at 22322 Rutland Drive, Southfield, MI 48075. To learn more and to register as a student or employer, click here, or contact Dawn M. Davis, Job Developer at OCC, at email@example.com or (248) 232-4145.