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Nationally known human resources and recruiting expert to keynote career event at Macomb Community College

– Monday, September 21, 2015 12:00AM

Abby Kohut, aka Absolutely Abby, will be joined for a panel discussion 

Author and nationally known human resources and recruiting expert Abby Kohut, aka Absolutely Abby, will be the keynote speaker and a panelist at a Macomb Community College event about job-seeking and job-keeping strategies.

 The Skills Gap: What is It & What Job Seekers Need to Know will be held 4 to 7 p.m. , Sept. 24, at the John Lewis Student and Community Center (K Building) on Macomb’s South Campus in Warren. The event will also include a panel discussion in which Kohut and representatives from eight local employers will share insights about how recruiters evaluate job applicants: 

  • Jennifer Gavin, area manager, Manpower
  • Scott Jordan, district manager, Fastenal Co.
  • Martin Hauer, design group manager, General Motors Co.
  • Juli Elkins, office administrator, Gabletek
  • Jill Bommarito, president and founder, Ethel’s Edibles
  • Colleen Schmerheim, human resources manager, Paragon Technologies
  • Laura Johnson-Brown, talent acquisition retail recruiter, officer, PNC Bank
  • Virginia Bair, human resources and executive assistant, Detroit Gun Works.

The Skills Gap is free to attend, but registration is required. To reserve a spot, call 586.445.7321 or email

About Abby Kohut
Kohut, who is known online as Absolutely Abby, is president of Staffing Symphony LLC and the author of “Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets.”  In the past 18 years, Abby held positions including senior director of recruiting for Kaplan, interim director of recruiting for Continuum Health Partners and manager of global recruiting for Alpharma. Kohut’s website, was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes, and Kohut was named one of the “Top 100 Influential People Online” by Fast Company. In 2014, CEOWORLD rated Kohut one of the "Top 25 Women for your Job Search" on Twitter, and Business News Daily rated AbsolutelyAbby as "1 of Top 10 Twitter Accounts Every Job Seeker Should Follow.”

About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 48,000 students annually.  Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges.  The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

Media Contact: James Melton,, 586.445.7271