Virtual Career Fairs→
MiVirtualCareerFair’s are the State of Michigan’s hottest new way to connect talent to opportunity. MiVirtualCareerFairs are online career events where jobseekers can meet and network with hiring Michigan companies in an interactive, live, virtual environment! Employers and jobseekers can communicate via chat, upload, view, and search for job postings and resumes and network with other event participants in the event networking lounge.
Michigan Works! Agencies→
Visit the Michigan Works! Agencies website to find skilled workers and training opportunities to upgrade workers' skills. The Michigan Works! Agencies oversee a statewide network of Michigan Works! Service Centers. Business partners can connect locally with Michigan Works! Agencies to find skilled workers and access training opportunities to upgrade workers’ skills. A variety of services are available to employers, ranging from basic resume searches and writing effective job postings, to providing online job advertisements, recruitment, and resume sorting.
Are you a company of one and ready to hire your first employee? Or, maybe you’re a small business in need of some general human resources information. The Employer Toolkit was designed with micro and small businesses in mind, and provides a variety of resources to help grow your business.
Employer Internship Toolkit→
The founding partners of the Michigan Internship Initiative, Hello West Michigan and the Prima Civitas Foundation (PCF), have focused the initiative on connecting employers, educational institutions and workforce development, while providing employers with the resources necessary to build a successful internship program. There are several tools and initiatives aimed at connecting interns (talent) to employers, but it is imperative that the right structure is in place to make that connection a success.
The Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) Program is an educational model that allows your company to “grow its own” employees and ensure a future pipeline of qualified talent. A partnership between the State of Michigan, industry leaders, and colleges, MAT2 directly involves employers in creating highly skilled, capable and readily employable graduates. The program currently offers four programs: Mechatronics, IT, Technical Product Design, and CNC.
Michigan New Jobs Training Program→
Designed as an economic development tool, the Michigan New Jobs Training Program allows community colleges to provide free training for employers that are creating new jobs and/or expanding operations in Michigan.
Michigan Industry Cluster Approach (MICA)→
MICA creates a framework in which many employers within a single industry engage with the workforce system to identify their demand. In this approach, talent issues may be handled more efficiently through multi-company, industry-focused training programs. Regionally, Michigan Works! Agencies (MWAs) convene employers along with education providers, economic development organizations, and other groups associated with workforce development to solve talent challenges. Local industry clusters are formed based on local needs and are led by employers.
Michigan eLibrary Business Gateway→
Find enriching intelligence and easy-to-navigate resources to support any business research. Michigan eLibrary (www.mel.org) provides access to eBooks and Journals, demographics, market/industry information and legal forms, all available at no cost to Michigan residents.
Hire a Vet→
When you employ veterans, you are employing a unique pool of employees who have demonstrated integrity, a commitment to excellence, a desire to do the best job possible and give you a clear edge on the competition. Veterans typically possess a level of training, maturity and discipline rare in the civilian workforce. Find out more about the great qualities and benefits that veterans can bring to your organization.
Community Ventures is a public-private nonprofit partnership created to hire at least 1,000 structurally unemployed residents from distressed neighborhoods.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program→
The WOTC is available to private-for-profit employers who hire from specific targeted groups of people that have in the past experienced difficulty in securing employment. The WOTC allows a maximum credit for the first year of employment of $2,400 for ex-felons. To qualify, their felony conviction or release date can’t be more than one year prior to the hire date. A new qualifying hire must also work at least 120 hours for the employer to claim a 25% credit and at least 400 hours for the employer to claim a 40% credit on the first gross wages paid in the first year of employment. The maximum first gross wages paid in the first year of employment is $6,000.
Fidelity Bonding Program→
Sponsored by the Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan, the Fidelity Bonding Program was created to assist high-risk, but qualified, job seekers who have bona fide offers of employment.
Wage and Hour Division (WHD)→
The Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division is committed to providing employers with the tools they need to operate in compliance with the variety of labor laws enforced by the Division. WHD offers a number of useful compliance resources intended to provide employers with readily accessible, easy-to-understand information relevant to both their rights and to their responsibilities under the law.
The Michigan National Career Readiness Certificate→
The Michigan National Career Readiness Certificate helps reduce hiring time and associated costs. It tells employers that workers have essential core employability skills critical for success in their organization. Individuals with higher scores are prepared for a greater range of jobs or training programs.
Michigan Business One Stop→
Visit the Michigan Business One Stop website, a fast, easy, and simple way to begin your business relationship with Michigan. Michigan Business One Stop is the official State of Michigan website where you can register to start a business and file for sales tax, licenses, and permits.
Pure Michigan Business Connect→
Pure Michigan business connect is a multi-billion dollar public/private initiative developed by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation that connects Michigan businesses by introducing them into the purchasing pipelines of the state’s larger companies. Through this Business-to-Business (B2B) network, Michigan companies are encouraged to increase their procurement spending within the state. Professional assistance is available to small businesses and startups at little or no charge, including legal, accounting, Web development and human resource assistance.
Michigan Economic Development Corporation→
Visit Michigan’s Official Site for Business, Talent & Jobs and Economic Growth, run by the MEDC, 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.
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC)→
Since 1991, MMTC has assisted Michigan’s small and medium-sized businesses compete and grow. Through personalized services fitted to meet the needs of clients, MMTC develops more effective business leaders, drives product and process innovation, promotes company-wide operational excellence and fosters creative strategies for business growth and greater profitability.
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