Career Connect Newsletter: March 2021

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Career Connect Newsletter

March 2021

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"Maybe Someday" just became "Definitely Today"

We get it, sometimes life gets in the way. Michigan’s Reconnect program can help you reawaken your dreams of earning a degree – tuition-free at an in-district community college.

Check to see if you’re eligible for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at Reconnect.

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Return-to-Work Playbook: Even more resources for job seekers

The Return-to-Work Playbook, which is part of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity’s Skills To Work digital hub, now features even more online resources to assist job seekers!

The Playbook includes information and links to videos, brochures and other sites to help those preparing to return to the workforce. It also features job readiness resources such as step-by-step instructions for developing a resume and tips to help prepare for interviews.

Check out all the free resources at SkillsToWork.

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It’s Food and Agriculture Month!

Did you know Michigan's food and agriculture employment – about 800,000 jobs – accounts for about 17 percent of the state’s total employment?

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March is Food & Agriculture Month in Michigan, and this gives us an opportunity to highlight many of the great resources and services available to our state’s agricultural workers and employers.

Michigan’s Agricultural & Foreign Labor Services team – part of the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity – provides career services to agricultural workers while offering employment and recruitment services to employers. To learn more about agricultural employment resources, visit

Interested in an agricultural job? Visit Pure Michigan Talent Connect to see current agricultural-related positions.

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Job Seekers: Join LEO’s Team!

The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) is actively hiring for several positions – these are jobs that support other Michiganders!

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Current opportunities include Departmental Specialists, Construction Safety Officers, a Financial Analyst and many more. 

Explore current available positions at State of Michigan job openings.

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Your next job awaits!

Looking for a new job? Check out Pure Michigan Talent Connect – – where there are more than 77,000 available jobs listed!

Michigan employers are currently looking to fill more than 10,000 positions in healthcare and an additional 12,000 COVID-19 job openings in manufacturing, construction and many other industries.

Find your next, new or second job at Pure Michigan Talent Connect.

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Construction Careers for Women

Michigan celebrated Women in Construction Week earlier this month, spotlighting opportunities available to women and emphasizing the growing role they play in the construction industry.

Women looking to find their high-wage career in construction or other Professional Trades can get started at The site also features videos about these in-demand careers.

You may also want to check out the Michigan Department of Transportation’s On-The-Job Program which offers equal opportunity for the training and upgrading of women toward journey-level status in the highway construction trades.

Find construction industry and other in-demand jobs now at

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Virtual job fairs

Virtual job and career fairs provide great opportunities for job seekers to engage directly with employers – they are the free, safe and convenient way to connect with employers who have immediate hiring needs.

Don’t miss out on these great opportunities! A schedule of upcoming virtual fairs is available on Pure Michigan Talent Connect’s Career Events Calendar

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Food assistance for qualifying college students

Low-income college students in Michigan who are enrolled in Career and Technical Education programs may be eligible to receive food assistance benefits through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

To apply for benefits, visit MIBridges

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New podcasts spotlight info for career seekers

A new podcast from Michigan Works! Southeast (MWSE) aims to help local job seekers and employers better understand Michigan's rapidly changing job market. MWSE Executive Director Shamar Herron serves as host for the show, which is called "Workforce@Work."

How do you train for a job that doesn’t exist yet? In this recent podcast, Michael Davis shares how he transitioned from a sales background to a Manager Future Solutions Architect at Verizon Wireless.