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MICHIGAN—If you’re looking for a job in Michigan, there are plenty of resources available at your fingertips heading into fall. After a challenging spring and summer, tens of thousands of openings are being posted for local workers as the economy continues to rebound.
Here’s a look at some of the most useful tools for both finding and preparing yourself for a new job or career in Michigan, available now on the Web:
1. Michigan Works! – An association providing training, support and services to help Michiganders get back on track during difficult times, Michigan Works! also hosts events and training sessions.
Michigan Works! has offices in every county within the state, and a hotline for connecting residents with nearby locations.
Those interested in learning more may call the association’s One-Stop Service Center at 800-285-WORKS (9675).
2. Pure Michigan Talent Connect – A bustling database of over 60,000 jobs, the Pure Michigan Talent Connect portal has been reaching out to employers to share their positions ever since the coronavirus pandemic hit, and so far they have responded.
Thousands of healthcare jobs and a wide selection of other jobs added since the outbreak of the virus are among those currently available.
3. State of Michigan Career Portal – Michigan is also in need of government workers during these trying times, with hundreds currently listed on this Michigan.gov career site.
4. Choose Michigan – A promotional site encouraging people to move to, live and work in the Great Lakes State, Choose Michigan includes key facts about growing industries in Michigan, cost of living, recreation and more. A career page offering information on tech jobs in Michigan can be found here.
5. Going PRO in Michigan – A website jam-packed with resources for Michiganders interested in skilled trades in sectors like healthcare, information technology, and advanced manufacturing, this website also offers a database of available jobs and careers.
6. Pathfinder – A simple and sleek jobs database website, Pathfinder also offers resources for students and parents as well as traditional job seekers.
Among them are links to Michigan monthly labor market news publications, which can be found here.
Topics covered include annual reports and analyses released by the state, infographics showing historical job trends compared with recent job market indicators, and prognostications relating to the state’s future market trajectory.
7. Michigan Talent Bank – A locally-focused and simple jobs database, the Michigan talent bank allows users to keep tabs on their favorite job openings while also receiving email alerts, and offers resources for employers and prospective employees.
8. Helping Hand – A branch of Michigan.gov, Helping Hand offers a wide range of services for job seekers including links on how to write a resume, how to start your own business, how to pay for college, information on job fairs and career events, and much more.