MLIVE: 40 employers join Thursday hiring event tied to racial equity initiative

Nearly 40 companies will be at Innovation Central High School Thursday, May 9, for a hiring event, organized by the Grand Rapids Racial Equity Initiative.

Officials say the goal is for companies to hire some people on the spot for a variety of full- and part-time jobs as well as summer jobs and paid internships.

Innovation Central is in the Grand Rapids School District and located at 421 Fountain St. NE. The event is targeting two groups:

  • High school juniors and seniors from Innovation Central are invited to meet with potential employers from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Student families and community residents are invited from 4 to 7 p.m.

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