March 13, 2016

Midland Daily News

As rumors circulate about the potential impact of The Dow Chemical Co. announcements on the Great Lakes Bay Region, a local company is working to bring job opportunities within reach of area residents.

Company Companion, a company that specializes in multimedia job fairs, will hold residence inside of Fashion Square Mall throughout the month of March.

“We are a local company, committed to the success of the Great Lakes Bay Region,” said Brian Bowden, Company Companion CEO. “To make it easy for local job seekers to create the highest quality online profiles, we have entered into this agreement with Fashion Square Mall. Throughout the month of March, job seekers can stop by our kiosk for assistance with their online profile set-up, production of a high-quality video resume, and to browse job postings. We will also be hosting a live hiring event on March 23, from 3 to 7 p.m., near Center Court in Fashion Square Mall.”

After completing a free online profile, job seekers can search thousands of local and national job postings. Company Companion’s platform allows them to apply directly to connected jobs, using their existing online profile.

“Our goal is to connect employers with high-quality job candidates, using multimedia channels,” Bowden said. “Job seekers can complete an online profile that goes beyond basic information, to include video resumes and personality profiles, which bring their qualifications to life. Employers benefit from engagement with potential candidates before the first phone call is even made. The hiring process is shortened, which can equal substantial cost savings for the company.”

Company Companion will be available at the center court kiosk Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. through March 31. For more information, visit www.hirelocal.info.