In a world driven by technology and information, Michigan’s people are our state’s most valuable resource. But even as Michigan struggles with high unemployment, thousands of positions remain unfilled due to a mismatch between employer needs and available talent. This mismatch is holding us all back.
Is your organization, company, or educational institution ready to help Michiganders find work?
Visit the Michigan Works! Agencies website to find skilled workers and training opportunities to upgrade workers' skills.
Twenty-five 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.
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.
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.
Find Career Events across Michigan connecting Talent with Employers.
Connect locally with Michigan Works! Agencies to find skilled workers and access training opportunities to upgrade workers' skills.
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