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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.

Michigan Works! provides services to teens looking for summer jobs

ESCANABA, Mich. (WLUC) - High school students and even college students can take advantage of the services provided by Michigan Works! to find summer employment. Darren Widder, workforce services manager at Michigan Works! in Escanaba, says there are more than 2,000 jobs listed in the MiWorks! database, …

Michigan Economic Development Association Annual Meeting

Michigan’s Economic Development Association is holding their annual meeting Tuesday, August 13 - Friday, August 16, 2019, at the Holiday Inn in Marquette, MI. This is a rare opportunity for those in the Upper Peninsula to learn from some of …

Early Childhood Community Seeking Qualified Applicants

Great Start Collaborative to host Early Childhood Job Fair at Michigan Works in Hancock Hancock, MI – A job fair focused on early childhood and human service employment positions will be held on Thursday, June 20 from 1:30 to 4:30pm at the Michigan Works office in Hancock. …

Meet MI Works! Event

Join us Wednesday, July 10th from 1pm - 3pm at the Engadine Public Library to learn about the services MI Works! has to offer. There will be a demonstration of Pure Michigan Talent Connect where you can learn how to access the thousands of jobs …

Return North Event

RETURN NORTH is a professional careers reception aiming to match Upper Peninsula employers searching for talent with candidates looking to take their careers back to the place they love. This year’s July event is being hosted in the heart of Marquette’s downtown, and features a …

Going Pro Talent Fund Information Sessions

Escanaba, MI – June 2019 – UPward Talent Council Michigan Works! will be holding information sessions on the Going PRO Talent Fund over the next few months. Last year Upper Peninsula employers received funding in total of $1,154,724 from the Going PRO Talent Fund. There were 34 …

Soo Locks Virtual Job Fair

Are you interested in working on a project vital to the US economy and our national security? Have you been wanting to Live, Work and Play in Michigan's Upper Peninsula? The US Army Corps of Engineers is looking for highly skilled civilians to engage on the …

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 …

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