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  • Pure Michigan Talent Connect

    Pure Michigan Talent Connect – a collaborative effort of the State of Michigan’s Workforce Development Agency (WDA) with the Talent Investment Agency (TIA) and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) - is your launch pad for new jobs, careers and talent. It is an online marketplace connecting Michigan’s job seekers and employers, and serves as a central hub linking all public and private stakeholders who support Michigan’s workforce. Pure Michigan Talent Connect serves as the state’s labor exchange system.

    Find out more about how to use this site by visiting the Tutorials page or reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

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    For questions about Pure Michigan Talent Connect, click on “Contact Us” at the top of the page or call our Customer Contact Center M-F between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern Time at

    Talent Investment Agency

    The Talent Investment Agency (TIA) was created in March 2015, to address the gap between workers with the right skills and employers in need of highly skilled workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow. 

    TIA joins the efforts of the Workforce Development Agency and the Unemployment Insurance Agency to integrate new workers into the economy and help those workers that have been in or out of the workforce transition into new jobs. TIA coordinates programs related to job preparedness, career-based education, worker training, employment assistance and unemployment insurance. 

    TIA, along with the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan Strategic Fund, are part of the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development.

    For more information regarding the Talent Investment Agency visit www.michigan.gov/tia. 

    Workforce Development Agency

    The Workforce Development Agency (WDA) is the state agency responsible for ensuring that Michigan has a skilled workforce to meet the needs of Michigan’s employers. The WDA works in collaboration with other state agencies and stakeholders, as well as the Michigan Works! Agencies, to develop, retain, attract and match talent to career opportunities in Michigan.

    For questions regarding the Workforce Development Agency visit www.michigan.gov/wda or call (517) 335-5858. 

    The Workforce Development Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.  Auxiliary aids, services and other reasonable accommodations are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. 

    Michigan Economic Development Corporation

    The Michigan Economic Development corporation (MEDC) is a public-private partnership serving as the state's marketing arm and lead agency for business, talent and jobs, tourism, film and digital incentives, arts and cultural grants, and overall economic growth. MEDC offers a number of business assistance services and capital programs for business attraction and acceleration, economic gardening, entrepreneurship, strategic partnerships, talent enhancement and urban and community development. MEDC, founded in 1999, also developed and manages the state's popular Pure Michigan brand.

    For more information regarding the MEDC, visit www.michiganbusiness.org/ or call

    Michigan Works!

    Twenty-four Michigan Works! Agencies (MWAs) oversee a statewide network of Service Centers where Michigan employers connect with skilled job seekers and learn about training opportunities to upgrade workers’ skills. MWAs offer a variety of additional employer services ranging from conducting resume searches and writing effective job postings to providing online job advertisements and recruiting skilled talent. For job seekers, MWAs serve as the state’s one-stop centers, offering job-readiness and job search resources including resume writing assistance, mock interviewing, access to available positions, and exclusive workshops to assist individuals in their job search.

    Find an MWA in your community or call 1-800-285-WORKS (9675) to be automatically routed to the nearest Michigan Works! Service Center. Learn more about the Michigan Works! system. 

    Unemployment Insurance Agency

    The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) provides information and support to Michigan employers and employees regarding unemployment insurance and claims. Idled workers may file unemployment claims by telephone or online, and Michigan employers may file claims for their workers during layoffs.

    For questions about UIA or your unemployment benefits, visit www.michigan.gov/uia or call: 

    • UIA Hot Line: 1-800-638-3995
    • UIA (file claims): 1-866-500-0017
    • MARVIN: 1-866-638-3993
    • UIA (employers help line): 1-800-638-3994
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