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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.
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ESS Michigan/WillSub Hiring Subs in the Central U.P.

Join us at this event if you are interested in substitute Teaching and Paraprofessional positions! ESS Michigan/WillSub will be in the Hancock and Marquette American Job Centers (AJC) searching for the next, great group of Substitutes on August 27th, 2019. From 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM, representatives …

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LiftUP – Business Resource Network Interview with TV 6

Thank you for the feature, Upper Michigan's Source! Click this link to watch the video featuring Jim Huff, the LiftUP - Business Resource Network Manager. The LiftUp - Business Resource Network is a service offered by the UPward Talent Council - Michigan Works! geared towards increasing employee …

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GoingPRO Interview with TV 6

Check out this video from TV 6, Upper Michigan's Source! The Workforce Services Manager of the Eastern Upper Peninsula, Denise, was on-hand to talk about the benefits of the GoingPRO program through the State of Michigan. For more information about our programs and services, feel …

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LiftUp Aims to Increase Employee Retention And Satisfaction

LiftUp, a service provided by the UPward Talent Council - Michigan Works!, helps employers retain and engage their employees through on-site training and success coaching. For more information about this service, please visit InvestUP's article featured on their website. Please contact the LiftUP Business Resource Network by …

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Waupaca Foundry opens operations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Story and photograph via the Michigan Economic Development Corporation There's some great news for the Upper Peninsula! On July 18, Waupaca Foundry commenced operations in Ironwood, MI! Business and employment opportunities are expanding in the Upper Peninsula. For more information about this development, please follow this link. …

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JOIN THE 2020 CENSUS TEAM

The Luce County Michigan Works! American Job Center is Hosting a Census Recruiting Event NEWBERRY, MI, JULY 2019 — On July 22nd, 2019, the Luce County Michigan Works! American Job Center is hosting an informational event for those interested in working for the 2020 U.S. Census as temporary Census Takers. …

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Achieving Goals: Long-Term Unemployed to Year-Round Delivery Driver 

This winter, Justin was laid off from his groundskeeper and maintenance job. He visited the Luce County Michigan Works! American Job Center to register for work as required by the Unemployment Insurance Agency. Justin informed staff he had a long history of unemployment and hoped to change that trend. Justin expressed a desire …

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Early Childhood Job Fair Hosted in Houghton County

The Michigan Works! Houghton County American Job Center hosted a Job Fair on Thursday, June 20th. Eight employers and three training institutions participated looking to fill early childhood positions including teachers, aides, parapros, substitute teachers, daycare coordinators, playgroup supervisors, bus drivers, cafeteria help, and administrative assistants. There were also employers …

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