OCC connects students and businesses at the Work Zone

Oakland Community College (OCC) is holding its fifth annual student employment event “The Work Zone,” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, October 17, on the Southfield campus.

“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 students from more than 100 degree programs,” said OCC Job Developer Dawn M. Davis.
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 benefit via increased revenue, efficiency, growth of programs/program knowledge and industry experience for the students,” Davis added.
The Work Zone is free to employers and students and accommodates organizations with verified openings only. Eighteen 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 dmdavis@oaklandcc.edu or (248) 232-4145.
About OCC:
With five campuses throughout Oakland County, OCC is celebrating its 50th year. OCC is the largest community college in Michigan and the 25th largest in the nation. It offers degrees and certificates in more than 160 career fields and university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. More than a million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965. To learn more about OCC, visit www.oaklandcc.edu.