The Keys to the Road – A Success Story

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Michael needed help with his resume and cover letter. He was unfamiliar with computers, so his wife, Jennifer, reached out to Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! for assistance.

Succeeding with Michigan Works! Employment Services

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David “DJ” Fontaine, a former Kitchen Manager at a Houghton employer, came to UP Michigan Works! after he called our office and requested assistance applying for Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) benefits.

New Interviewing Etiquette in the Post-COVID Era

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Michigan Works! is ready to help guide you through the new rules of interviewing. Interviews are difficult for both the employer and interviewee, especially now that COVID-19 has modified previous practices that have been in place for a long time. Here are answers to some of the questions Michigan Works! has been asked:

How to Attract Talent in the UP

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The issue is that the people who should be seeing their job posting aren’t seeing their job posting. This can be a simple fix. Check out some of the ways we suggest that employers advertise their open positions below.

U.P. Businesses Receive Grants from Going PRO Talent Fund

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Last week, at least 850 Michigan businesses were awarded grants from the Going PRO Talent Fund. Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! Business Services Manager, Holly Peoples, says there was no better time like the present to get this funding.

Acing Your Virtual Interview

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Recent changes to interviewing and hiring have made virtual interviews a hot, and panic-inducing, topic around the world. You may be asking yourself, “How do I practice? Do I need to wear a suit/dress? Do I look at the screen or the camera?”