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Looking for a Career? Bring It On …

Our barometer of employer demand, the GIGS department is a regional composite of companies and industries that are in hiring mode. Job seekers should begin to feel the love again as companies across all industries report increased hiring objectives. Regional unemployment seems to be slightly receding, which could lead to additional hiring as the quarter unfolds. Go to for for comprehensive job listings and additional career advice.


Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers (, which provides services to people recovering from brain and spinal cord injuries in the metro Detroit area, is hiring direct care workers in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Farmington and Farmington Hills. Call (734) 482-1200 for more info.


Chrysler Group announced plans to hire 1,000 engineers and other high-tech workers over the next several months. Most jobs will be at the company’s headquarters in Auburn Hills. The new hires will help to develop new small and fuel-efficient cars, engines and transmissions. Both experienced and entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply (

General Motors also announced it will add 1,000 engineers and researchers in Michigan over the next two years to significantly expand its vehicle electrification expertise. The new jobs will build on GM’s strategy to develop, validate and manufacture automotive battery, electric motor and power control technologies in-house as core competencies. Many of the positions will be located at GM’s Tech Center in Warren. Go to

Tata Technologies in Novi announced it needs to fill more than 400 automotive engineering, design and product life cycle management consulting positions in the United States. The company has open positions for automotive engineers with experience in body, interior, trim, chassis, body-in white, vehicle integration, computer-aided engineering noise, vibration and harshness study, CAE durability and crash study, electrical and embedded engineering, materials, tooling, quality and other disciplines. There also are positions open for PLM professionals with experience in Teamcenter Engineering, Teamcenter Manufacturing, Inventor, Autocad and Enovia. SAP, Java, .Net, DBA and Oracle professionals also are sought. Necessary software experience includes CATIA, UG NX, IDEAS, Alias, Partran and other leading industry software suite. Go to

Also hiring: Ford ( has several hundred current openings in Dearborn; Toyota ( has 27 open positions in Ann Arbor, most of them for engineers; and Hyundai ( has 16 engineering positions it’s trying to fill in Superior Township.

Tier 1 suppliers Magna ( and TRW ( are also hiring engineers, as is Eicher Engineering Solutions (, an automotive company in Farmington Hills that is looking for electrical engineers, contract technicians and UGS designers.

If you’re seeking an automotive engineering job, a great place to look is Waterman International, where you can browse hundreds of engineering openings in Michigan (


NetEnrich ( is seeking talented individuals for its new Ann Arbor office. Open positions include helpdesk engineer, tech account manager, inside sales rep, pre-sales engineer, tech program manager and customer services rep. Send resume to


Metro Cars (, a provider of chauffeured sedan, limousine and group transportation services, has openings for van and bus drivers as well as customer service representatives. Drivers must be 25 years old and posses a CDL driver’s license endorsement. Customer service reps must be detail-oriented and friendly. You can apply in person at Metro Cars, 24957 Brest Road, Taylor. American Tire Distributors ( in Brownstown is hiring drivers and warehouse staff. Those interested in the jobs can forward resumes by e-mail to Devon Smith at


These jobs — and hundreds more — can be found on, the job search site of JVS.

Community Legal Resources in Detroit is looking to hire a program manager, who will be responsible for managing the direction, coordination, implementation and execution of civic engagement activities. For more information, contact Shamyle Nesfield.

Dynamic Advisory Solutions in Troy is seeking a corporate communications assistant, who will be responsible for developing marketing and advertising content, updating websites and brochures, maintaining social networking profiles, creating content for blogs, issuing press releases and ghostwriting content for principals of the firm. The initial term of this position is three months, with a potential opportunity for full-time employment at the end of the initial term. For more information, contact Ren Carlton.

SOS Community Services in Ypsilanti is looking to hire someone to develop, monitor and execute a strategic annual grant writing plan and a comprehensive grants acquisition and management program, including the scheduling, writing, and/or editing of all grant proposals and reports. Contact Michael Waite for more information.

The West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking an executive director to develop and implement policies and plans to accomplish the strategic objectives set by the board of directors. Details are available on the JVS job search site.


Comcast announced it will be hiring 100 people to fill call center positions at its Advanced Product Service Center in Scio Township near Ann Arbor. Candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and possess strong customer service and sales skills. Minimum requirements include at least two years of experience in customer service, new business or residential sales, and a minimum of a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) equivalent. Applicants can apply online at


Film Industry Training: The Stautzenberger Institute (SI), a nationally accredited provider of occupational education in Allen Park, is now offering Film Industry Training classes, designed to provide students a quick option to develop a working knowledge of the jobs available in Michigan’s rapidly emerging feature film industry. Upon successful completion of the two-week, 40-hour training courses, students will be presented with internship opportunities in the film industry. If you are considering a career in the Michigan film industry, plan on attending a free information session at Stautzenberger Institute. For info session dates, check the calendar of events on the SI website (



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