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Headwaters North, in conjunction with the MTEC SmartZone, is hosting the Return North career fair to match great talent with great companies across the Upper Peninsula. Return North Virtual Careers Fair is scheduled for Thursday, November 30 from 3 to 6 p.m. 

Since 2017, the Return North event has provided candidates and local companies the an opportunity to meet in an organic, mutually beneficial environment, and communicate freely with each other. The top professional annual careers fair offers a path towards revitalizing the workforce & working opportunities in the Upper Peninsula, boasting a healthy, continuously growing list of more than 20+ impactful Northern Michigan companies (with notably increased interest generated from its success every year). Return North welcomes feedback as the event evolves to meet job seeker and employer needs, and continues to serve as a key player in talent attraction and retention here in the Upper Peninsula. 

We're looking to bring residents who have left the area back to the UP. The Sault Ste. Marie region has been working hard to revitalize the downtown area with refreshed infrastructure to boost the downtown feel of our community. The downtown and main street areas are bustling with businesses in the commercial spaces with many new mixed use residential spaces available right in downtown above those commercial spaces.  

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Are you a former Eastern Upper Peninsula resident or an LSSU alumni looking for a safe environment to raise your kids with a living wage? Come see what the UP has to offer! 


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Are you an Eastern Upper Peninsula company looking for talent from outside the area to grow your business? Are you hoping to find employees you can retain in a location they love? 


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