Career Connect Newsletter: October 2022

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Career Connect Newsletter

October 2022

Employees wanted

Looking for a Job? 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 Construction Safety Officers, Office Assistants, Rehabilitation Counselors 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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Get Free Books From the Braille & Talking Book Library

The Braille and Talking Book Library (BTBL) lends audio and braille books to Michigan residents who are unable to comfortably read standard print materials due to a visual, physical or reading disability.

The books can be sent directly to you or downloaded directly with BARD – the Braille and Audio Reading Download app. And best of all, this service is FREE!

Learn more about the BTBL at Or, sign up to receive their quarterly newsletter here.

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

Did you know there are about 41 million Americans with a disability? National Disability Employment Awareness Month is celebrated each October to recognize the importance of the role people with disabilities play in a diverse and inclusive American workforce

If you’re one of the 41 million Americans with a disability, you can qualify for accommodations for work or school — and Michigan Rehabilitation Services can help! Learn how at

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Check Out the Back to Michigan Virtual Events

This fall, six regions around the state are hosting, Back To Michigan, a series of virtual and in-person networking events where job seekers can speak directly with hiring employers.

If you’re a former Michigander looking to make your holiday visits more permanent or are considering a relocation to Michigan, the Back to Michigan events will help you connect directly with employers to learn about job opportunities across the state. All Back to Michigan events are free to job seekers.

Learn more and register at

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Stop By Your Local Michigan Works! 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 including resume assistance, interview coaching, job search guidance, training opportunities, and for certain qualified individuals, 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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Thanks to MiREACH, a Great Healthcare Career is Now in Your Reach!

Have you considered a career in healthcare but didn’t think you had the time or money to pursue it?

We have good news for you! There’s a new State of Michigan initiative that offers free on-ramps to great healthcare careers. Through support provided by Michigan Rural Enhanced Access to Careers in Healthcare (MiREACH), you can receive the education and training needed to get started in a rewarding, in-demand healthcare career. You may also be eligible for various wraparound supports such as transportation and childcare.

Perhaps just as importantly, MiREACH offers the opportunity to make a positive, meaningful impact in our community. Interested in earning a paycheck in a career with great advancement opportunities? Go to for more information.

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It's Careers in Energy Week!

The energy industry is home to hundreds of kinds of meaningful, important, and essential, well-paying careers.

There are jobs for thinkers and tinkerers, outdoor enthusiasts and office specialists, those who are wowed by drones and digitalization, engineers and environmentalists, those who like heights and those who want to work below the earth’s surface, and athletes and mathletes.

Explore the different careers in energy at

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:

Faith and Family Home Help Hiring Event (in-person event)
Oct. 19, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! – 4061 N Euclid Ave, Bay City, MI 48706

ETD Services Hiring Event (in-person event)
Oct. 20, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Michigan Works! Wayne American Job Center – 35731 W Michigan Ave, Wayne, MI 48184

Lane Automotive On-the-Spot Hiring Event (In-person event)
Oct. 26, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Lane Automotive – 8300 Lane Dr., Watervliet, MI 49098

Metro Detroit Career Expo (In-person event)
Oct. 27, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Marriott Hotel – 17100 N. Laurel Park Dr., Livonia, MI 48152

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