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Michigan Works! is constantly building and cultivating a pool of talent to satisfy local employer needs.

We can help you find and hire the right people for your business. 
We offer cost effective ways of recruiting and hiring that will benefit your bottom line. 
We post job openings, review résumés, and connect you with qualified workers.

Employer Services
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Business Services Team

The Michigan Works! Business Services Team provides services to support business sustainability, transition, and growth. Contact a Business Services Team Member for more information on the right services to support your business.

Recruitment

  • Post your open positions on the statewide Pure Michigan Talent Connect database,   MITalent.org, and connect with thousands of talented workers across the state. 
  • Host Customized Hiring Events to meet qualified candidates, tailored to your company’s needs.
  • Participate in local Job Fairs and meet candidates face to face.
  • Get assistance with the process of résumé review and candidate assessment.

Training

We offer a full range of quality candidate skill assessments to help you with your hiring needs. Michigan Works! can assist you with implementing Training Packages that will help you get the employees you want with the skills you need.

Layoff & Separation

If your business is facing restructuring and/or downsizing, we provide Rapid Response and a variety of services to businesses to help affected employees. Services include onsite workshops for employees in transition, job placement assistance, information on unemployment benefits, and more.

Support Veterans

Contact us to learn about recruiting valuable veteran employees. Michigan Works! is proud to honor U.S. Military Veterans with Priority of Service. We help businesses identify benefits of hiring veterans, including potential tax credits for hiring qualified employees.

UPWARD at Chippewa County Job Fair

Sault Ste. Marie, MI (March 21, 2019)—The Chippewa County Job Fair was held on Thursday, March 21 at the LSSU Walker Cisler Center. There were 49 employers present at the event along with job seekers of all ages. The jobs that were available ranged from …

Success Story: WIOA unemployed to employed

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI (2017) —Susie came to Michigan Works! with the hopes of assistance in filling out an online job application for Meijer, after being assisted in the process of the job application she was also enrolled into the WIOA-DW program. She was previously let …

Success Story: Thinking Ahead

Sault Ste. Marie, MI (March 21, 2019)—The Chippewa County Job Fair was held on Thursday, March 21 at the LSSU Walker Cisler Center. There were 49 employers present at the event along with job seekers of all ages. The jobs that were available ranged from seasonally part-time …

Success Story: Diante’s Peak

MARINETTE, WI (2018) —Diante and his family are originally from Sterling, Illinois. For the past five years Diante worked as a material handler, not making a enough money to care for his family of eight. Through hard work Diante was offered a substantially better wage in …

Success Story: Career Changing Gears

MARQUETTE (2018) — Marie attended RESEA program sessions at Michigan Works! service center in Marquette, Michigan. Marie was a recent dislocated worker and was unsure of what to do for work and what assistance would be available to her. In past years Marie worked as an office …

UPWARD at NMU Winter Semester Career Fair

MARQUETTE, MI (March 20, 2019)— Michigan Works! made an appearance at Northern Michigan University's 29th Annual Winter Semester Career Fair where about 60 employers in all different fields were on hand to meet with students. According to NMU Career Services, between 200-300 students usually attend …

UPWARD at Gwinn Wellness Fair

GWINN, MI (Feb. 17, 2019)—Michigan Works! had 3 JMG students volunteer at the Gwinn Wellness Fair on Sunday.  They talked with younger students, peers, and others from throughout the community about their career path and how Career Technical Education, Middle College, and Jobs for Michigan's …

UPWARD at Dan Perkins Open House

ISHPEMING, MI (Feb. 26, 2019)— Local Dan Perkins construction company held an industry after hours event for students and anyone looking to be an employee of the company. Many were in attendance including MARESA and JMG students, Michigan Works, Great Lakes recovery Center, Lake Superior …

UPPER PENINSULA EMPLOYERS RECEIVE $1,154,724 IN GOING PRO TALENT FUNDS

ESCANABA (December 2018)—  The UPward Talent Council Michigan Works! is pleased to announce that Upper Peninsula employers have received funding in total of $1,154,724 from the Going PRO Talent Fund. Last year, Upper Peninsula employers received $685,097 in funding. Applications closed on October 12, 2018 and …

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