Job Connect Update

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Job Connect Newsletter
december 01, 2011

One click, thousands of jobs

We’re excited to introduce you to Pure Michigan Talent Connect, the state of Michigan’s new web-based talent matchmaking site and central hub for talent, employers and educators announced on Dec. 1 by Governor Snyder.
Nearly 80,000 current jobs are featured on the site along with career exploration tools. The site allows job seekers the ability to create a personalized plan to help them find new jobs and effectively navigate career searches.
Pure Michigan Talent Connect will be amplified with a series of enhancements over the next several months. Phase one includes: 
  • Streamlining existing career and job content from existing state, federal, educational and non-profit websites; and,
  • Introducing a Career Matchmaker tool which allows job seekers to make better informed decisions by determining the industries and regions where skills are in high-demand today and projected to be tomorrow and a Career Investment Calculator that helps job seekers determine the best financial return on investment for a chosen education or training program.

introducing job spotlight

There are thousands of jobs available in Michigan.  Each month the Michigan Economic
Development Corporation and the Workforce Development Agency will release a list of in-demand jobs,
rapidly hiring employers and key training programs for people in transition.  
 Job openings for December include:  
  • Software programmer/developer.
  • Welder.
  • Certified auto mechanic. 
  • Account executive.
  • Engineer.
  • Machinist.
  • Graphic designer.
  • Retail sales.
  • Financial specialist.
  • And more! 


other talent news 

Michigan Shifting Gears adds informational webinars

 Space is still available for seasoned business professionals looking to shift their skills into new job opportunities through Michigan Shifting Gears Winter 2012, a career transition development program offered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

Participation in one of the free informational overview webinars is a prerequisite for program registration. Webinar dates prior to the winter program start are:
  • Thursday, December 8: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, December 19: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 5: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
To get registered, go to  and click on your preferred date (listed under 'Related Events' located toward the bottom of the page on the left side). 

FEATURED employers

GalaxE.Solutions – Detroit 
Federal Mogul Corporation – Greenville 
Gentex – Holland 
Compuware – Detroit
Clyde Union Pump – Battle Creek 
Rock Tenn – Battle Creek 
Kellogg Company – Battle Creek 
Inspired Green – multiple locations 
MyBuys – Ann Arbor 
MyInsuranceExpert.Com – Detroit 
Oneupweb – Traverse City 


Michigan Jobs and Career Portal Job Fair Calendar:,4545,7-170-22521_58418---Y,00.html
Special Libraries Association:’s job fair listing: