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The City of Detroit will be holding the first Detroit at Work Opportunities Fair this Friday. The job fair is in partnership with Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation.

Detroit at Work representatives will be on hand during the fair to talk with fair attendees about the immediate job openings and recruitment events in the area.

There will be a chance for residents to sign up on-site for upcoming training opportunities in high-demand industries like construction, healthcare, information technology, culinary arts, and more.

The job fair is part of Mayor Mike Duggan’s Detroit at Work program that connects Detroiters with employment opportunities in the skilled trades through training programs.

“We have made a great deal of progress getting Detroiters back to work, but too many Detroiters are still looking for opportunities,” said Mayor Duggan. “That’s why we created Detroit at Work to get residents into training programs for jobs that we know exist today and will exist tomorrow.”

The Detroit at Work program began in February and so far there are 90 employers who have committed to hiring from the Detroit at Work pipeline. To date 3,600 Detroit residents have signed up for the program, and 570 residents have been placed in training.

If you are unable to make it to the job fair, but are interested in the program you can go to the Detroit at Work website and sign up for the online portal that connects residents and employers.

The fair will be held on Friday, August 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The fair will be held at King David Baptist Church at 18001 Sunset in Detroit.