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Here is the weekly update on job postings and career events for the Ann Arbor region. Feel free to forward this message widely – especially if you’d like to help someone find an incredible career opportunity.


Career Events


July 21

Sales Opportunities at Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting, 5-7pm

Are you a Sales Professional with a track record of sales success and 5-8 years of sales experience?  Are you interested in technology solution sales and open to an Inside Sales opportunity with high income potential?  Are you interested in learning about one of the best places to work in Southeast Michigan?  If you answered yes to all of these questions, please send a resume to by July 18.  Qualified professionals will be invited to a special presentation by Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting senior leadership, followed by a networking reception where you can talk with team members to learn about the exciting opportunities available at Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting. 



Job Search Workshops and Receptions


July 18

JobShop Workshop at NorthRidge Church, Plymouth, 8:30am

Interactive job shop workshop to help you learn about valuable tools to jumpstart your job search!  Topics include: 

  • Searching for Employment
  • Starting a Second Career
  • Making a Career Transition
  • Looking for Something New

The JobShop Workshop starts promptly at 8:30am and includes a working lunch.  Pre-Registration is required in addition to completion of several Pre-Seminar assessments.  Cost for the workshop is $8.00 and includes a continental breakfast, catered lunch and a spiral-bound seminar packet.

Register online: or via phone (734) 414-7777


Aug 13

“Recovery Starts Here” Career Networking Reception at Lawrence Tech University

LTU plans four Career Networking Receptions for displaced workers with college degrees, not limited to Lawrence Tech students and alumni, beginning on campus. The upcoming receptions will occur on August 13 (Thur) and November 5th (Thur).  All are designed to provide employers and job-seekers with a face-to-face experience in a professional and personal environment.

W:  LTU Recovery Reception, Aug 13

RSVP for the Career Networking Reception:  LTU RSVP Form


Community Organization of the Week – “Let’s Get Connected!”

July 13

Menlo Innovation’s Software Factory Tour, Ann Arbor, 5pm, Free

Come visit the Menlo Software Factory and see how they really work.  (Want to see paired programming at its finest?)  Register online or by phone, and come prepared to have fun.  Don’t miss their free “Taste of Success” software solutions seminar as well:  Taste of Success Seminar at Menlo Innovations

W:  Factory Tour Information, July 13

P:  734.665.1847


SPARK’s Job Posting Updates (Weekly)

Below is a list of new postings at SPARK.  You may also view these hot leads on our website at


SENIOR MANAGEMENT – “Key positions that make a huge difference!”

Executive Director, Ann Arbor Street Art Fair (AASAF)

The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair (AASAF) is seeking an Executive Director to lead one of the nation’s top art fairs, a nationally known art organization that increases public knowledge and appreciation for contemporary fine arts and fine crafts by creating opportunities that connect artists, the Ann Arbor community and the general public to their mutual benefit, culminating in a top quality juried street art fair.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s achievement of its mission, financial objectives, program development and administration.

Full Job Description:

Resume with Cover to:  Executive Director Search,


Early Startups

Business Development Opportunity – Hot Startup – Ann Arbor



Senior Chemist – KALEXSYN, INC, Kalamazoo

Clinical Research Assoc / Senior Clinical Research Assoc – Aastrom Biosciences


SALES, MARKETING & BUS. DEVELOPMENT – “Bringing Ideas to Market!”

Community Sales and Marketing Rep – CareSource, Homebased in Genesee County

Market and Consumer Analysts – Trucost, Ann Arbor


PROFESSIONAL & ADMINISTRATIVE – “Rounding out the Team.”

Quality Systems Specialist – Accuri Cytometers, Ann Arbor

Human Resource Representative – Thomson Shore Inc, Dexter

Facilities / Security Coordinator – Michigan Life Science and Innovation Center (MLSIC), Plymouth


Auditor, Food Safety (SQF/BRC) – NSF International, Multi
How would you like to put your food safety knowledge to work for you?! NSF International is one of the leading global experts in food safety and we’re growing! We have several opportunities for home based SQF and BRC certified food safety auditors. Not certified? Contact one of our recruiters to discuss your qualifications. They can assist you with the process and help you determine if you qualify to apply for certification. Apply now at NSF’s Careers web site today at
Bachelor’s degree, Minimum 6 years food processing experience in a responsible position related to food safety; Certification or ability to certify as a consultant or auditor (SQF and/or BRC); Ability to work independently from remote location; Excellent communication skills – written and verbal; Willingness and ability to travel up to 75% of time.
E-mail resume to Apply Online to
(updated 7/2/2009)



Jobs with is a new online media company (with some very familiar faces on board!)  In July 2009, they will open an office in Downtown Ann Arbor, and will publish a newspaper, in print, twice a week as well.

Jobs:  HR, Sales, Marketing, Web Development, Copy Editors and more…

W:  Jobs with



INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – “Information Technology is Key!”

Contract Software Developer (Mapping Applications) – Ann Arbor

Software Engineers and Programmers – Quantum Signal LLC, Ann Arbor

Contract Software Developer (Java, SQL, and Python) – Ann Arbor


CONTRACT/CONSULTING – “Short-term needs for long-term success.”

Website Redesign Team, Ypsilanti District Library, Ypsilanti


COLLEGE CONNECTIONS – “Who’s Hiring Entry Level Workers?”


College students:  Find an internship in your chosen field where you can open the door to your career. Post your profile today.




University of Michigan Online Social Networking Resource

Neighbors-4-Neighbors I’ve Lost My Job…Now What?

Neighbors4Neighbors is an online discussion forum that helps people help each other deal with unemployment. People can get and give advice on things like job searches, health care and finances.  Neighbors4Neigbhors is not a classified ads system to advertise jobs, business opportunities or programs for the unemployed – but rather a place where people who have lost a job can connect with others that are, or have been, in the same boat.  Visit Neighbors4Neighbors online at

Learn more at:  UM Unveils New Programs, MLive, April 21, 2009


For Professionals in Transition – An Online Think Tank

Mission:   To help individuals facilitate career and personal transformations., created in Ann Arbor, is an online think tank that provides professional leadership and career training and networking online. It provides well-rounded and comprehensive webinars, teleclasses and live events for ongoing learning. Also provides a dynamic social networking community, ready to provide support when and where it is needed.

P: 734-445-5002




Fun things to do in and around Ann Arbor…


July 4

Ann Arbor Jaycee’s 4th of July Parade, S State at E William, Ann Arbor, 10am

The Ann Arbor Jaycees are proud to host the 19th Annual Ann Arbor Fourth of July Parade. The parade starts at 10:00 am, on Saturday, July 4, 2009.  Bike decorating contest at 8am.

Location:  South State at East William

P:  734-913-9629

W:  4th of July Parade


Final Weekend – Through July 5

Ann Arbor Summer Festival, 7pm – 11pm

Free outdoor music and movies.  Movies at 10pm (Sunday-Thursday) and at 10:30pm on Fridays.

Location:  Ingalls Mall at Washington, Ann Arbor

P:  734-994-5999

W:  Summer Festival

W:  Music and Movie Schedule, AASF

W:  Activities and Attractions, for Families, AASF


Now through Aug 22

 “Wake” – a World Premiere Comedy by Carey Crim at the Purple Rose Theatre, Chelsea

Agoraphobic mortician Molly Harrison must realize what is truly important in her life before the power of love can finally inspire her to embrace the world again.  Recommended for ages 12 and up.  Directed by Guy Sanville.

W:  “Wake” at the Purple Rose


July 9 – 11

Saline Celtic Festival at Mill Pond Park, Saline

Music, dancing, outdoor markets and much more!

W:  Saline Celtic Festival 2009 – Events

Volunteer Application for Celtic FestivalVolunteer Form, Celtic Festival


July 9 – 12

Ann Arbor Jaycees – 58th Annual Carnival at Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor

Location:  601 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor

W:  A2 Jaycees Carnival at Pioneer High

Volunteer Application for the CarnivalVolunteer Form, Jaycees Carnival


July 13

Townie Street (Pre Art Fair) Party, 5 – 9:30pm, Ann Arbor, Free Admission

Come party with the locals to kick off art fair week.  Live music, children’s art fair, and more!

Location:  North University between Thayer and Fletcher

Parking:  Free parking is available at bagged meters on Fletcher, State, and Liberty.  Paid visitor parking available at UM Thayer and Palmer Parking Decks.

Townie Street Party, July 13


July 13 and on

Learn to Row with the Ann Arbor Rowing Club

Classes begin on July 13

W:  Ann Arbor Rowing Club


July 15 – 18

Ann Arbor Art Fairs

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair (AASAF)* –

The Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair –

State Street Area Ann Arbor Art Fair –

Ann Arbor’s South University Art Fair –

The Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild –


*Job Posting for AASAF Executive DirectorJob Posting, Executive Director


July 16

56th Annual Manchester Chicken Broil, 4-8pm

W:  Chicken Broil, Manchester


July 31 and Aug 1

8th Annual Riverfolk Music and Arts Festival, Carr Park, Manchester MI

W:  Manchester Riverfolk Music Event

Volunteer Application for Riverfolk:  Riverfolk Volunteer Form


Outdoor Recreation

Delhi Metropark (on the Huron River):  Metropark Information

Canoe Rental:  Canoe Liveries, Ann Arbor

Pool Information:  City Pools, Ann Arbor

Pool Pass (Seasonal):  Summer Pass, City Pools, Ann Arbor

Detroit Zoo:  Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak


Music / Concert Sources

The Ark, Ann Arbor –

The Firefly Club, Ann Arbor –

The Ypsilanti Symphony –

University Musical Society –

General Music Events, Ypsilanti –


Resource and Entertainment Guides


Ann Arbor’s Home on the Web – Ultimate City Guide


Ann Arbor Attractions

News, Attractions, Maps, Hotels, Jobs, Travel, History, Real Estate


Ann Arbor Area

Links to Parks, Sports, Recreation, Hobbies and Clubs


Detroit’s Festivals and Fairs


State of Michigan Events

Plan your next trip using this event calendar – exhibits, shows and more!


Michigan Art Show Directory


To learn more about the Ann Arbor region, check out


Resource Links:  Job Seekers, Networking and Venture Capital


Local networking groups (Community Connections)

Job postings via the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce

Center for the Education of Women (CEW) at U-M

Women’s Center of Southeast Michigan

MichBio Talent Portal (Life Sciences)

Temporary Employment Agencies, Michigan

Temp Staff at the University of Michigan,

University of Michigan Career Center

Washtenaw County ETCS

Michigan Venture Capital Association


Remember… more than 50% of jobs are found through networking.


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Team Talent,


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 PS – If you are in need of specialized and/or management team talent for a Washtenaw County company, please contact us. We are happy to post your position and to help network to identify outstanding people.  We can also provide suggestions about recruiting and talent management strategies – all of these services are provided free of charge.