Flint job fair to feature 11 local employers
FLINT, MI -- A GST Michigan Works! job fair being held in Flint today features opportunities from 11 different local employers. The fair will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21 at 711 N. Saginaw St. in Flint. Job seekers are encouraged to arrive before 1 p.m. to have resumes reviewed and prepare for interviews. “With the current labor shortage affecting everyone respectfully, we are taking various actions to ‘think outside the box’ to help locate available talent,” GST MI Works!mlive.com
Proposed change would take local control away from Michigan Works! offices: Share your opinion
The proposed Wagner-Peyser Act change means the federal government wants to change how certain workforce development agencies are funded, taking local control away and consolidating that control at the state level.
Job fair works to fight unemployment rates in Flint
Flint Service Center plans to host a multi-employer job fair and provide new and unique opportunities to community members. The job fair will introduce several local job positions from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 at the center, 711 N. Saginaw St., #300. Residents will be able to take advantage of the opportunity to speak directly with prospective employers and learn more about various firms that are hiring in hopes to further decrease local unemployment rates. Anyone with questions about the upcoming job fair is asked to call the GST Michigan Works! Flint Service Center at 810-233-5974, ext.mlive.com
Clinic offered in Muskegon for those seeking expungement of criminal records
MUSKEGON, MI - Help is available today and next month in Muskegon Heights for those seeking to expunge their records of criminal convictions. In partnership with Michigan Works!, the Muskegon Heights Library is offering the clinic Monday, March 21 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 4845 Airline Road, Suite 5. The clinic is meant to help those finding that their criminal records are a barrier to getting jobs and other opportunities. Sarah Rinsema-Sybenga, program manager for the Muskegon Heights Library, said today’s workshop is part of series of sessions and comes on the heels of a February clinic. “Our partners at Michigan Works will go through an overview of what the Clean Slate Act is,” Rinsema-Sybenga said.mlive.com
New Flint partnership to combine education, job training efforts of three organizations
FLINT, MI -- The City of Flint, University of Michigan-Flint and GST Michigan Works! The three organizations announced a new partnership Wednesday that will combine each of their job training and education programs into one “seamless” effort, beginning with an open house for Flint residents to receive assistance in finding jobs and earning degrees. It will offer area residents a chance to learn about programs offered by Flint, UM-Flint and Michigan Works! Those interested can register on the GST Michigan Works! CEO Jody Kerbyson said during a press conference held at Flint City Hall to announce the partnership.mlive.com
Michigan to add $3.8M to unemployment program with individual career guidance
Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday announced $3.8 million will be invested into the employment program Michigan Works! In 2020, more than 13,000 claimants participated in the RESEA program, according to a press release from the governor’s office. by the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). Agencies, Michigan Works! At least 25 states have opted to stop the additional $300 in federal unemployment benefits.mlive.com
Critical food, agriculture job opportunities increase in Michigan due to coronavirus pandemic
LANSING, Mich. – Critical food and agriculture jobs are opening throughout Michigan largely due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Michigan departments of Agriculture and Rural Development and Economic Opportunity are collaborating with Pure Michigan Talent Connect and Michigan Works! Food and agriculture employers can file open positions with this form from Pure Michigan Talent Connect to spread awareness of critical jobs that need to be filled. Job seekers can connect with Michigan Works! or Pure Michigan Talent Connect to view available job openings.
State: Filing online is fastest way for Michiganders to apply for unemployment benefits
If you want to apply for unemployment in Michigan during this coronavirus crisis, click here to do so online or call 866-500-0017. File for unemployment online here. Or call 866-500-0017Filing online is fastest, state saysMichigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) said due to the tremendous call volume, certain callers may receive a busy signal. The UIA is urging people to apply online. Filing online remains the fastest way for Michiganders to apply for unemployment benefits.
Changes coming to the way unemployment is filed
Local 4 has heard from many who are furious the phones are always busy and filing online is too slow. RELATED: State: Filing online is fastest way for Michiganders to apply for unemployment benefitsNow the Unemployment Insurance Agency has been working overtime themselves to fix the problem. If you want to apply for unemployment in Michigan during this coronavirus crisis, click here to do so online or call 866-500-0017. File for unemployment online here. Filing online remains the fastest way for Michiganders to apply for unemployment benefits.
More than 100 employers looking to hire at Dearborn job fair today
iStock/RBFriedMore than 100 companies are looking to hire at the ACCESS Autumn Job Fair in Dearborn on Wednesday. Organized by ACCESS, in collaboration with the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) and Michigan Works!, the event will feature public and private institutions, and thousands of jobseekers with an array of skills and expertise. Here's what to know:When: Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Where: Ford Community & Performing Arts Center (15801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, Michigan 48126)What to bring: Job seekers are encouraged to come dressed in business attire. Bring your resumes and portfolios! of Health & Human Services Michigan Dept.