More than 40 West Michigan area businesses and employment agencies will be attempting to fill nearly 1,000 job openings during the West Michigan Employment Expo on Saturday, October 15th from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Deltaplex located at 2500 Turner NW in Walker.

The West Michigan Employment Expo is being organized and sponsored by Cumulus Media's 5 Grand Rapids radio stations, according to Rich Berry, Director of Sales at Cumulus Radio.

"Unemployment in Kent County is around 4.2%," said Berry. "That's a very low number. Area businesses are in need of entry level, mid-level and skilled positions and need to hire people right away. This is a perfect opportunity for people to see what is available to them."

Here is a list of the area businesses and employment agencies that will be participating:
1. H. B. Fuller
2. Preferred Quality Services
3. Farmers Insurance
4. Great Lakes Forklift
5. Spartan Nash
6. TST Tooling Software
7. Manpower
8. US Army
9. Two Men and A Truck
10. Avalon Building Concepts
11. Spectrum Health Hospitals
12. Panera Bread
13. Teleperformance
14. Enviro Clean Building Maintenance
15. US Navy
16. Porter Hills
17. Quality Dining
18. Kohl's Department Stores
19. Career
20. Valley City Signs
21. Effex Management Solutions
22. Natural Choice Foods/Daily Deals Food Outlet
23. Sears
24. Dean Transportation
25. Aerotek
26. Forge Industrial Staffing
27. Kelly Services
28. UPS
29. Magic Steel
30. Notions Marketing
31. Coastal Careers
32. Shape Corporation
33. OnStaff USA
34. Compass Coach
35. WSI Talent
36. High Point Finishing Solutions
37. Perrin Resort & Collegiate Apparel
38. CU* Answers
39. Arby's
40. Fettig Employment
41. Heritage Property/Railside Living Center
42. Highpoint Finishing Solutions
43. Signature Flight Support
44. Bath Fitters
45. Cumulus Media – Grand Rapids