Linking Michiana EVENTS
Stay up to date with our upcoming community events! Linking Michiana  is equipped for classes, hiring events, workshops and orientations! Companies and organizations should visit “Overview of Employer Services” – to see what may complement their needs and interests.

Sep
18
Thu
Fall Job Fair – Shipshewana, Indiana @ Blue Gate Garden Inn
Sep 18 @ 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Fall Job Fair - Shipshewana, Indiana Linking Michiana is hosting a Fall Job Fair at the Blue Gate Garden Inn in Shipshewana, Indiana on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 2 pm to 5:30 pm.

This hiring event is open to companies seeking to fill seasonal, temporary, long-term, permanent, full and part time positions.

  • Registration $50
  • Tables and Wi-Fi provided
  • Booth set up 1 pm – 2 pm
  • Job Fair 2 pm – 5:30 pm

Their job fair in March attracted over 400 job seekers from Indiana & Michigan, more than 40 employers & organizations, and exceeded well over 1,000 job opportunities!

Since 2011, Linking Michiana maintains a cooperative resource for employers and job seekers to share job leads and referrals. From using social media, to helping job seekers one-on-one, and organizing community events – Linking Michiana strives for “Linking job seekers to opportunities in Michiana.” Their affiliations with Michigan WORKS! of Kalamazoo & St. Joseph Counties and Reason 4 Hope’s, Hope Café,  are opening doors to new opportunities for Linking Michiana to assist job seekers with resumes, job leads, and training workshops.

For Employers

If you are an employer interested in hosting a booth, contact Maria Miller at linkingmichiana@gmail.com

Companies registered as of Sept. 5, 2014:

  1. Wells Fargo – LaGrange
  2. PayServ Staffing – Angola
  3. ARC of LaGrange County
  4. Trine University – Sturgis
  5. Miller Poultry – Orland
  6. MBC Group – Goshen
  7. First Call Staffing – Elkhart
  8. Employment Plus – Sturgis
  9. PeopleLink Staffing – Bristol
  10. WorkOne NE
  11. Angel Corps – LaGrange
  12. ProResources – Kendallville
  13. Essenhaus – Middlebury
  14. Welch Packaging – Elkhart
  15. U S Postal Service
  16. LakePark Industries – Shipshewana
  17. Adec, Inc – Bristol
  18. Riegsecker Marketplace – Shipshewana
  19. Yoder Deptartment Store – Shipshewana
  20. Manpower – Elkhart, Indiana
Mar
31
Tue
4th Annual Job Fair @ Howe Military Academy
Mar 31 @ 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

4th Annual Job Fair

Over 40 companies and organizations from Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan will have representatives eager to meet prospective employees at Linking Michiana’s 4th Annual Job Fair hosted at Howe Military Academy (5755 N S.R. 9, Howe, Indiana) in the Major Merritt Dining Hall on Tuesday, March 31 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. This event is free and open to the community.

Details updated 3/16/2015 at 9:28 pm

Companies Hiring

  1. Koester Metals, Inc (Fremont, Indiana) – Welders, CNC Brake Press Operators, CNC Laser Operators, Material Handlers, Assembly and Powder Line. Full time shift: 6 am to 2:30 pm with some overtime and occasional Saturdays.
  2. Wal-Mart Store #1171 (Sturgis, Michigan) – hiring all departments, all shifts: Sales Floor, Overnight Stocking, Overnight Maintenance.
  3. JAG Mobile Solutions (Howe, Indiana) – Welders, Trimmers, Construction, Production, Electricians and Plumbers
  4. WSI (Sturgis, Michigan) – Machine Operators, Mold Techs, Shipping & Receiving, Forklift Operators
  5. First Call Staffing (Elkhart, Indiana) – Quality Inspectors, Vehicle Assembly, Material Handlers, Forklift Operators, General Assembly, Machine Operators and Welders
  6. Kroger’s Store #978 (Sturgis, Michigan) – Deli/Bakery Associates, Front End Associates, Fuel Center Associates, Grocery Associates, Produce and Floral Associates
  7. Aerotek (Fort Wayne, Indiana) – has positions throughout Northern Indiana ranging from Light Industrial to Engineering, and Office Personnel
  8. Wells Fargo Bank (LaGrange, Indiana) –  Various banking/customer service positions available throughout Northern Indiana
  9. Life Care Center of LaGrange (LaGrange, Indiana) – Nursing, Housekeeping and Dietary
  10. Angel Corps (LaGrange, Indiana) – Home Health Aides, LPN’s, RN Case Manager for Steuben County, Client Services Director (Auburn/Lagrange)
  11. Access Point (Three Rivers, Michigan) – General Labor, Machine Operators, Plastic, Rubber, Metal, Road Construction, Welding, Assembly, Clerical, Engineering, Process Tech [and positions available in Howe, Indiana]
  12. PayServ Staffing (Angola, Indiana) – Machine Operators, Assembly, Clerical, HR Supervisors, Construction (RV), Light Industrial.
  13. GT Independence (Sturgis, Michigan) – Customer Service, Payroll, Billing and Accounting
  14. American Axle Manufacturing (Three Rivers, Michigan) – Production, Fork Truck, Co-op Positions and various Salaried Positions.
  15. Miller Poultry (Orland, Indiana0 – First & Second shift Production and Maintenance Techs
  16. Employment Plus (Sturgis, Michigan) – [details pending]
  17. IMKO Workforce Solutions (Bristol, Indiana) – Plastic Extrusion Operators, Injection Molding Operators, Steel Galvanizing Production, Machine Operators, Pick/Pack, General Labor, Final Finish, Forklift Drivers, Shipping & Receiving, MIG/TIG Welders, Maintenance Technicians
  18. ProResources (Kendallville, Indiana) – Positions available in Kendallville, Ligonier, LaGrange, Orland, Angola, Ashley, Fremont and more! Positions range from general labor to skilled (such as maintenance)
  19. Riegsecker Market Place (Shipshewana, Indiana) – Blue Gate Restaurant, Theater, Inn and Gift Shops have over 100 job openings: Servers, Hosts, Bussers, Grill Cooks, Dishwashers, Prep Cooks, Bakers, Bakery Retail, Housekeeping, Hotel Front Desk, Hotel Breakfast, Hotel Creamery, Laundry, Retail Cashiers, Furniture Sales, Barista
  20. Lennard Ag Company (Howe, Indiana) – Seasonal, full time and part time positions: General Labor, Mechanics, Equipment Operators, Office Assistant
  21. Hardee’s Restaurants (Howe, Indiana) – Cooks, Cashiers, and Shift Managers
  22. Interra Credit Union (Goshen, Indiana) – Tellers and Service Reps (English and Bilingual)
  23. Otis R. Bowen Center (Warsaw, Indiana) – [details pending]
  24. Performance Food Group (Kendallville, Indiana) – >Class A CDL Delivery Drivers and Order Selectors
  25. MBC Group (Goshen, Indiana) – Welders, Machine Operators, Framers, Sewers, and General Labor
  26. Celadon Trucking (Butler, Indiana) – Class A CDL Drivers
  27. Colonial Life, Representative David Marsh, (Sturgis, Michigan) – Commission-based positions: Sales Manager, Enrollment Specialists, Sales Coordinator, Sales Processor
  28. Lakepark Industries (Shipshewana, Indiana) – [pending details]
  29. Elwood Staffing (Sturgis, Michigan) – Light Industrial, Blow Mold, Injection Mold, Heavy Industrial, Assembly, Clerical, Customer Service, Data Entry, Forklift, Aftermarket Specialist, Team Leads
  30. Thurston Woods Village (Sturgis, Michigan) CNA’s, Line Staff, LPN’s, RN’s
  31.  Alternative Lifestyles, Inc (LaGrange, Indiana) – Direct Support Professional to work with adults with intellectual disabilities
  32. United States Postal Service (Federal Jobs) – Postal Jobs
  33. The Arc of LaGrange County (Howe, Indiana) – Group Habilitation, Workshop Supervisor, Individual Habilitation, Respite Care, Residential Care
  34. Kendallville Manor (Kendallville, Indiana) – [pending details]
  35. Adapt Inc (Sturigs, Michigan) – [pending details]
  36. It Works, Representative Megan Christner – [pending details]
  37. Northeastern Center (Kendallville, Indiana) – Janitor, Intake Therapists, Staff Therapists, Mental Health Tech, RN’s and Residential

Resources / Non Profit Orangizations

  • Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion Indiana) – Education and Career Opportunities
  • Impact Institute (Kendallville, Indiana) – Free Adult Education Classes to help adults get their GED!
  • South Bend Vet Center (South Bend, Indiana) – Support & outreach for veterans and their families
  • WorkOne NE Veteran’s Rep – Veteran’s Employment & Training Advisor
  • Trine University (Sturgis, Michigan) – Education Opportunities
  • New Hope Club House (Kendallville, Indiana) – An organization affiliated with the Northeastern Center, that helps the mentally ill gain employment and reach educational goals

For any additional information, contact Maria Miller at LinkingMichiana@gmail.com or stop by Linking Michiana’s office at 203 S. Detroit Street, LaGrange, Indiana.

 

Jun
4
Thu
Office Closed – Daughter’s Navy Graduation @ Linking Michiana
Jun 4 @ 9:00 AM – Jun 5 @ 5:00 PM
Office Closed - Daughter's Navy Graduation @ Linking Michiana | LaGrange | Indiana | United States

My youngest daughter, Meagan, is graduating from Navy boot camp. Our office will be closed June 4th and June 5th and re-open on Monday, June 8, 2015

Oct
5
Mon
Closed the week of Corn School @ Linking Michiana
Oct 5 – Oct 9 all-day

Linking Michiana will be closed October 5th – 9th due to our local fair, Corn School. Our company is located in the heart of downtown. From red light to red light, on hwy 9 in LaGrange, aka Detroit Street, will be blocked off for Corn School – rides, games and vendors will be set up. Corn School begins each evening around 5 pm until 10 pm, we will be hosting a booth in front of our office until 9 pm to participate with our community.

Nov
7
Sat
Christmas Parade – Shipshewana
Nov 7 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Linking Michiana will be participating in the “Home for Christmas” holiday parade in Shipshewana, Indiana on Saturday, November 7th!

Mar
22
Tue
5th Annual Job Fair – Shipshewana, Indiana @ Blue Gate Garden Inn
Mar 22 @ 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Linking Michiana's 5th Annual Job Fair

Click above image to download our flyer for the 5th Annual Job Fair!

Linking Michiana is currently accepting registrations for their 5th Annual Job Fair. Space is limited, please register as soon as possible.

Location:
Blue Gate Garden Inn Magnolia Room
800 S. Van Buren St
Shipshewana, Indiana

Day: Tuesday
Date: March 22, 2016
Set-up Hour: 1 pm to 2 pm
Job Fair: 2 pm to 5:30 pm

Flyer for Employers: Click here!
Job Fair Registration Form: Click here!

It is important for employers to register as early as possible to allow Linking Michiana time to properly promote the hiring event for the public. The earlier employers register the lower the cost.  Please refer to dates and fees below:

Registration & Booth Fees:

Registration: until Feb 22, 2016

  • Booth Fees $75

Late Registration: Feb. 23 – March 18

  • Booth Fees $125

Registration Information:

  • Registration is completed when forms and Booth Fees are both received.
  • Booth Fees are non-refundable
  • Space is limited. Booths are first come first served

Information & Helpful Tips

  • 6’ rectangle tables and chairs provided
  • Table Covers are not furnished
  • Free Wi-Fi is available
  • Application tables will be available
  • Electrical outlets are available, but limited
  • Decorate booths to attract job seekers
  • Have something for prospects to follow up with your company after the job fair
  • Employer Dress Code: No jeans
  • Representatives are required to stay until the end of the event
  • Parking available in front and rear venue
  • Keep in mind applicants are willing to travel 20-50 miles for employment
  • This is a fantastic networking opportunity

Flyer for Employers: Click here!
Job Fair Registration Form: Click here!

For more information contact Maria Miller at LinkingMichiana@gmail.com.

Employers Registered

  1. Manpower – Elkhart, IN
  2. Wells Fargo – LaGrange, IN
  3. ResourceMFG – Elkhart, IN
  4. GT Independence – Sturgis, MI
  5. Adapt, Inc – Sturgis, MI
  6. Koester Metals, Inc – Fremont, IN
  7. Lakeland School Corporation – LaGrange, IN
  8. WSI – Sturgis, MI
  9. ProResources – Kendallville, IN
  10. Firefly – Middlebury, IN
  11. The ARC of LaGrange County – Howe, IN
  12. Blue Gate Hospitality – Shipshewana, IN
  13. MORryde International – Elkhart, IN
  14. Thrive Independent Distributor – Tina Ritchie
  15. Angel Corps and Home Nursing Services – Auburn, Bluffton, Fort Wayne & LaGrange, IN
  16. Wolfpack Chassis – Kendallville, IN
  17. TruPay Corporation – Mishawaka, IN
Mar
30
Thu
6th Annual Job Fair – Howe, Indiana @ Michiana Event Center
Mar 30 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Smaller Banner

Location:
Michiana Event Center (MEC)
7605 IN-9
Howe, IN 46746

Day: Thursday
Date: March 30, 2017
Set-up Hour: 10 am to 11
Job Fair: 11 am to 4 pm

Companies will be representing full time, part time and seasonal jobs in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan – eager to fill variety of hourly and salaried positions from entry level to skilled and professional.

This job fair is a free community event welcoming the public to meet and speak with hiring managers face-to-face to discuss current job openings and learn more about their industry.  This is an appropriate time for introductions; discuss earning potentials, benefits, requirements and exchange contact information, such as business cards and resumes.

For a positive experience, dress suitable for a job interview, bring several resumes, and pen and paper to take notes when speaking to employers. Follow up immediately with employers, for example: send a thank you email, submit an online application, or a phone call to schedule an appointment.

Employers & Organizations to meet!

  1. Forest River – LaGrange, IN and Colon & White Pigeon, MI
  2. JAG Mobile Solutions – Howe, IN
  3. Thor Motor Coach – Elkhart, IN
  4. Miller Poultry – Orland, IN
  5. Masterbrand Cabinets – Goshen, IN
  6. Morgan Olson – Sturgis, MI
  7. Resource MFG – Sturgis, MI
  8. Wells Fargo – LaGrange, IN
  9. Elwood Staffing – Sturgis, MI
  10. Therma Tru Doors – Howe, IN
  11. Thurston Woods – Sturgis, MI
  12. Scentsy Independent Representative – Traci Downy
  13. City of Sturgis – Sturgis, MI
  14. The ARC of LaGrange County – Howe, IN
  15. Indiana Wesleyan University
  16. Impact Institute
  17. U.S. Navy
  18. Classic Carriers – Versailles, OH
  19. Walmart – Sturgis, MI
  20. Michigan Works!
  21. Lake Park Industries – Shipshewana, IN
  22. Anthem
  23. Wolfpack Chassis – Kendallville, IN
  24. U.S. Marines
  25. Stratosphere Quality – Indiana & Michigan
  26. XPO Logistics – Fremont, IN
  27. VCI – Sturgis, MI
  28. Angel Corps – Northern Indiana
  29. Monogram Foods – Bristol, IN
  30. U.S. Army
  31. HMS Host – hiring for Popeye’s & Starbucks on the toll road in Howe, IN
  32. Northeastern Center – Angola, Auburn, Kendallville, and LaGrange, IN
  33. Colonial Life Insurance
  34. Manpower – Sturgis
  35. Culver Duck Farms – Middlebury, IN

Register for Prizes!

To add some fun to this hiring event, Oldies 99.3 FM accepting registrations for prizes! ONLY job seekers can register.

  • One entry per person allowed
  • There are no fees to qualify
  • Adults can register for prizes during the entire event
  • There will be a live drawing for the prizes the morning of March 31, 2017 on Oldies 99.3
  • To pick up prizes  – 70808 S. Nottawa Road, Sturgis, MI (please bring identification)
  • Prizes must be picked up within 2 weeks (Friday, April 14, 2017)
  • Winners will be posted on Linking Michiana’s Facebook page by noon on March 31, 2017
  • All prizes are “as is” – no warranties, no replacements

Prizes are:

  1. $25 Walmart Gift Card
  2. 16″ Large Pizza & pitcher of pop certificate from Chicago Joe’s Pizza located at 101 S. Detroit Street, LaGrange, IN
  3. $25 Gift Card for Romer’s Restaurant & Spirits located at 211 S. Detroit Street, LaGrange, IN
  4. $20 Gift Card for Huckleberries located at 111 W. Spring Street, LaGrange, IN
  5. $25 Meijer Gift Card – from Oldies 99.3
  6. $50 Spa Gift Certificate from Fit Zone located at 943 S. Centerville Road, Sturgis, MI
  7. Lions Jersey (value $150) – from Oldies 99.3
  8. $250 6 month gym membership from Fitzone located at 943 S. Centerville Road, Sturgis, MI
  9. 40″ Smart TV – from Linking Michiana

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR ADVERTISING SPONSORS:

  • Fit Zone – Sturgis, Michigan
  • Preferred Auto – Kendallville, Indiana
  • Hawk Bail Bonds – LaGrange, Indiana
  • Elwood Staffing – Sturgis, Michigan
  • Miller Poultry – Orland, Indiana
  • Clean Tech Restorations – LaGrange, Indiana

For more information about this event, contact Maria Miller at LinkingMichiana@gmail.com

Jul
12
Wed
Open Interviews with Stratosphere Quality @ Linking Michiana
Jul 12 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Stratosphere Quality will be conducting open interviews for Supervisors, Team Leaders and Quality Inspectors. Full time positions!

Work with automotive parts & components performing inspection, sorting & rework.

Must be able to pass a drug test and criminal background check. Positions available in Elkhart, Fort Wayne, Goshen, and Kendallville Indiana.

Wages from $11-$16 per hour, plus benefits.

For advanced consideration apply online: www.StratosphereQuality.com/careers

Call or email DeAnna Lackney for more information:
317-586-7949 or dlackney@stratospherequality.com

Also, check out their video explaining who Stratosphere Quality is and what they do: https://vimeo.com/103553607

Jul
19
Wed
Open Interviews with Stratosphere Quality @ Linking Michiana
Jul 19 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Stratosphere Quality will be conducting open interviews for Supervisors, Team Leaders and Quality Inspectors. Full time positions!

Work with automotive parts & components performing inspection, sorting & rework.

Must be able to pass a drug test and criminal background check. Positions available in Elkhart, Fort Wayne, Goshen, and Kendallville Indiana.

Wages from $11-$16 per hour, plus benefits.

For advanced consideration apply online: www.StratosphereQuality.com/careers

Call or email DeAnna Lackney for more information:
317-586-7949 or dlackney@stratospherequality.com

Also, check out their video explaining who Stratosphere Quality is and what they do: https://vimeo.com/103553607

Jul
26
Wed
Open Interviews with Stratosphere Quality @ Linking Michiana
Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Stratosphere Quality will be conducting open interviews for Supervisors, Team Leaders and Quality Inspectors. Full time positions!

Work with automotive parts & components performing inspection, sorting & rework.

Must be able to pass a drug test and criminal background check. Positions available in Elkhart, Fort Wayne, Goshen, and Kendallville Indiana.

Wages from $11-$16 per hour, plus benefits.

For advanced consideration apply online: www.StratosphereQuality.com/careers

Call or email DeAnna Lackney for more information:
317-586-7949 or dlackney@stratospherequality.com

Also, check out their video explaining who Stratosphere Quality is and what they do: https://vimeo.com/103553607