The Ann Arbor area is home to hundreds of high-tech and life science businesses and one of the most highly skilled workforces in the nation, along with a dozen nearby universities and colleges such as the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. Whether you are an employer looking to fill a critical role in your organization or a job seeker looking for one of those positions, SPARK provides a number of talent-related resources.
Your Leading Resource for Ann Arbor Tech Jobs
The Ann Arbor SPARK job portal is designed to attract and retain high-value, knowledge-based talent within the greater Ann Arbor region, specifically Washtenaw County and Livingston County. The majority of these opportunities are for professional positions in driving industries, such as mobility, information technology, and healthcare.
“I had a higher response rate for the positions I applied for through the SPARK website compared to those submitted on LinkedIn. I think going through the SPARK job portal helped my resume stand out more.” – Claire Stetten
Job seekers can search the job listings and apply for positions ranging from entry-level to seasoned professionals. Some of the more frequently posted positions include software and hardware engineers, data analysts, marketing and sales professionals, and technicians.
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Posting to the Job Portal
Employers located in Washtenaw and Livingston counties that are seeking to fill technical and professional positions with qualified applicants are invited to submit their job listings for free to the SPARK Job Portal.
Career Fairs and Networking Events
In addition to the SPARK job portal, job seekers can connect with hiring companies during a2Tech360: Job Seeker Trek and Tech Homecoming. These events are crafted to connect job seekers and employers in a casual atmosphere while facilitating real conversations about job opportunities, company culture, and more.
As part of Ann Arbor SPARK’s commitment to workforce development, Ann Arbor SPARK funds the Digital Summer Clinic, a service provided by Eastern Michigan University’s Center for Digital Engagement. The program, which is open to students from any school, pairs teams of students with companies at the Ann Arbor SPARK Incubator. These paid, part-time internships require students to commit to 10 hours per week and run for nine weeks — from mid-June through mid-August. Interns frequently become full-time employees after the program concludes. Learn More
Why Ann Arbor, Michigan?
Both job seekers and organizations looking for a new home discover opportunities in the Ann Arbor region. Located less than an hour from Detroit, Ann Arbor is a thriving college town with a supportive, growing tech and business community. Also known as Tree Town, the area features hundreds of parks and outdoor recreational activities, including kayaking, mountain biking, and hiking. Its downtown area offers some of the best cuisines in the Midwest, with world-renowned chefs establishing restaurants here.
Learn more about the greater Ann Arbor region — including the neighboring communities of Ypsilanti, Saline, Dexter, Chelsea, Milan, and Manchester — at Discover Ann Arbor.