Michigan’s more than half a million jobs in high-demand, high-wage industries highlighted as part of Professional Trades Month

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With nearly 530,000 Michigan jobs and 47,000 annual openings in the professional trades projected by the year 2028, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joins the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) to proclaim May as Professional Trades Month to honor those in these fields, show the value of this work, and encourage others to explore educational opportunities and gain career awareness.

Adult Education Services Locator offers new onramp to careers

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To assist Michiganders with Adult Education opportunities, the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) has launched a new online tool – the Adult Education Services Locator – which allows users to conduct custom searches and identify a variety of Adult Education programs, resources and high school equivalency testing centers available statewide.

Michigan Work Share Program

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As stated by the Michigan Dept. of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO), “Michigan’s Work Share program allows employers to restart their business and bring employees back from unemployment…”