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Woodland Mall to Host Employment Expo
Woodland Mall to Host Employment Expo on Oct. 15
Allied Universal, Peoplemark are Title Sponsors of Event Designed
to Fill Hundreds of West Michigan Job Openings
Kentwood, Michigan, Oct. 5, 2020 – Woodland Mall will host an Employment Expo on Thursday, Oct. 15 featuring nearly 30 West Michigan employers seeking to fill hundreds of positions in the mall and around the community.
Job seekers will have the opportunity to learn about full-time, part-time and seasonal positions with Allied Universal and Peoplemark, the two title sponsors of the event, which is being held from 1 to 7 p.m. Other area employers in the cleaning and maintenance, quick food service and health care industries will also be on-site.
Many retailers at the mall are hiring for both full-time and seasonal positions. A variety of Woodland Mall clothing, shoe and jewelry retailers as well as restaurants will participate in the expo with a variety of employment opportunities including full-time management roles. A full list can be viewed at shopwoodlandmall.com.
“With rising unemployment, it is more important than ever to help our community’s job seekers connect with West Michigan employers and support our local economy,” said Cecily McCabe, Woodland Mall marketing director. “We appreciate the generosity of our sponsors, Allied Universal and Peoplemark, which has enabled us to offer this event free of charge.
“Woodland Mall is delighted to host this employment expo, which also allows several of our own retailers who are gearing up for the holiday season to participate. We offer a variety of career options with competitive wages in both sales and management for anyone interested in retail.”
Hourly wages for entry-level sales associate positions at the mall range from $12 to $14. The average salary for management positions is $55,000. Job seekers are encouraged to explore the list of Woodland Mall openings online.
Woodland Mall asks all guests, including employers and job seekers, to follow CDC recommendation by using the hand sanitizer stations located throughout the mall, wearing facial coverings and practicing physical distancing.
Booths, which will be spread out throughout the Von Maur wing for the event, are still available for employers who would like to participate. Registration includes free tables, chairs, Wi-Fi and free parking. Businesses interested in registering may complete an application online.
In order to comply with Michigan requirements, occupancy numbers remain limited as the mall operates on reduced hours Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Some stores modify those hours further. Visit shopwoodlandmall.com/recovery for regular updates from PREIT and Woodland Mall.