Career Connect Newsletter: December 2021

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Career Connect Newsletter

December  2021

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Need Help With Your Job Search? Visit Your Local One-Stop Service Center!

If you’re looking for in-person support to help you on your job seeking journey, check out your local Michigan Works! Service Center, a proud partner of the American Job Center.

Local service centers offer a variety of resources to help you meet your employment goals.

Services include resume assistance, interview coaching, job search guidance, training opportunities, and for certain qualified individuals, assistance with support services including assistance paying for job-related costs.

Find your local Michigan Works! Service Center at or by calling 1-800-285-WORKS.

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December is Career Exploration and Awareness Month! 

Are you looking for help in making informed career decisions? Are you curious about employment, training and educational opportunities available in Michigan? This month is a great time to tap into available resources to develop your career pathway.

Check out all the resources available to you conduct career exploration by visiting There you’ll find links to reports highlighting in-demand careers in Michigan and access to Pathfinder – the state’s free career exploration tool. Or, if you're looking for a low-cost option, check out the Michigan Reconnect careers page.

Celebrate this month-long effort to shine a spotlight on career exploration and awareness by discovering the pathway that's right for you!

Vocational Rehabilitation Resources

Did you know you can opt-in to receive important information from the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) and Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) when you create an account on Pure Michigan Talent Connect?

Persons with disabilities can also use the Pure Michigan Talent Connect Advanced Job Search feature to identify opportunities that interest you. Visit, begin an Advanced Search, and be sure to select the People with Disabilities option under Job Characteristics.

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Register For Work

Unemployed workers filing a new claim for benefits after November 7 are required to register for work by creating an account on Pure Michigan Talent Connect and meeting with Michigan Works! staff, either in person or virtually.

Learn how to complete the Work Registration process by watching this short tutorial.

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Michigan Reconnect Can Help You Go Back To School

Going back to college and continuing your education has never been easier than now, thanks in large part to the benefits the Michigan Reconnect program provides. FREE tuition at your in-district community college is just the boost you need to get started.

The benefits of taking advantage of the program to obtain your degree will undoubtedly pay off in the long run. Seventy-five percent of jobs in Michigan require an education beyond high school, and people with at least a two-year degree make $7,500 more per year on average.

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Employees wanted

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 Michiganders!

Current opportunities include an Employment Services Interviewer, Rehabilitation counselors, Financial Specialists and more!

If you're passionate about supporting our state's residents and businesses, explore State of Michigan job openings today!

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We Can Help You Get Back to Work!

If you receive Food Assistance benefits, you may qualify for the Food Assistance Employment and Training (FAE&T) program.

FAE&T offers a variety of personalized services to help you find and keep a good job. This includes, but is not limited to, one-on-one career coaching, skills certification training, assistance preparing for high school equivalency tests, and job placement.

FAE&T is currently available in 27 Michigan counties via the Michigan Works! one-stop service centers. If you are between the ages of 18 and 59, have no dependent children, and are ready to get back to work, contact your local Michigan Works! service center to see if you qualify.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect Career Events Calendar

Virtual & In-Person Job Fairs: Approved work search activities

Did you know participating in a virtual job fair can serve as an approved work search activity for unemployment benefits claimants?

A schedule of upcoming virtual and in-person job fairs is available on the Pure Michigan Talent Connect Career Events Calendar. Among the upcoming events:

Patient Attendant Virtual Hiring Event
(December 20, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
(December 28, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Inpatient Unit Clerk Virtual Hiring Event
(December 21, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
(December 28, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Apprenticeship Readiness Training Program (in-person event) 
(January 10, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
GST Michigan Works – 711 N. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48503

NYX, Inc Hiring Event (in-person event)
(January 11, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Livonia Michigan Works – 30246 Plymouth Rd, Livonia, MI 48150

Be sure to check often for the latest job and career events.