Upper Peninsula Smartzones Partner Together to Host Return North Professional Careers Fair

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MTEC SmartZone, Innovate Marquette SmartZone, and Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation are gearing up to host the fifth annual Return North Professional Careers Fair. Return North, presented by TriMedia Environmental & Engineering, is aimed at attracting alumni, former residents and friends of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan back to the region.

Driving into a Brighter Future – A Success Story

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Times have been challenging for some employees, particularly those who have experienced periods of being unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Holly Desotell has been employed at Stewart Manufacturing for over 3 years, but sporadic plant shutdowns over the past several months created financial hardships she was not prepared for.

Tomorrow’s Talent Series

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To inform young U.P. residents of the benefits of a career in manufacturing, local organizations came together to facilitate the Tomorrow’s Talent (T2) series.

Going PRO Talent Fund to Help U.P. Businesses

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This week, Debb Brunell from Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! spoke with TV 6’s Grace Blair to discuss the Going PRO Talent Fund and how it can positively impact the Upper Peninsula economy.

UPMW and TV 6 Talk Virtual Job Fair

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On July 16th, Megan Boddy from Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! joined Sarah Blakely in a virtual interview to discuss our upcoming Virtual Job Fair!

Get Ready to Win: Re-Joining the Workforce

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Our Career Pathways/Road to Success series of blogs is being re-branded to the Get Ready to Win series! This week, we’ll be illuminating a pathway from displacement back to the active workforce.