City to host Getting Detroit Back to Work Recruitment Event


City to host Getting Detroit Back to Work Recruitment Event

  • 175 ARPA-funded and other professional positions available
  • On-the-spot interviews will take place at the job fair November 12
  • Registration is required and includes a pre-screening phase  

The City of Detroit is hosting a “Getting Detroit Back to Work” recruitment event to fill 175 jobs, many of them related to President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), as well as other vacancies throughout City government. The in-person job fair is 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 12.

The job fair seeks to fill 75 positions connected to ARPA programming and 101 openings in various City departments, many of which will be conducting on-the-spot interviews. Among the departments looking to fill vacancies are Law, Accounting/Finance, Information Technology, Housing/Community Development, Public Safety, and Construction Management.

“We believe in the people of the City of Detroit and we want to provide an opportunity for Detroiters to be part of City government in a positive and progressive way,” says Shawn Rule, Project Manager, ARPA Hiring, City of Detroit. 

The fair is supported and endorsed by the Equity Council; and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Ambassadors National Pan-Hellenic Council (Divine Nine).

Most of the positions require a Bachelor’s degree and job seekers must register to begin a pre-screening phase at .The deadline to register is November 11.

ARPA is a measure approved by the United States government that provides unprecedented funding to families and significant investments in key areas. The $1.9 Trillion act was signed into law in 2021 to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. State and local governments received money to fix budget shortfalls and invest in their communities. 

Detroit received $826 million in ARPA funds for Detroit’s Future Fund to use over 3 years. These funds will help fix city budget shortfalls, and the first $400 million will be used to invest directly in Detroit’s Neighborhoods.