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Career Connect Newsletter
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Attend a Job Fair – from the comfort of home!

More than 2,000 Michigan employers are looking to hire talent RIGHT NOW – and many of them are participating in VIRTUAL JOB FAIRS throughout the state! Several organizations are now scheduling these free events that give job seekers the opportunity to connect directly with employers who have immediate hiring needs. A growing list will be posted on Pure Michigan Talent Connect's events calendar, so be sure to check back often.

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Ace the Job Interview!

Whether it’s in-person or virtual, you’ll need to be prepared to make a great first impression during a job interview. In this 15-minute video, West Michigan Works! shares great information to know before, during and after the interview.

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Your Next Job Awaits...

Find your next job on Pure Michigan Talent Connect. Search by location. Search by employer. Search by job title. To create your job seeker profile (it’s free) and search for available jobs, visit

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Did you know you can earn $6,000 more a year with a high school credential? Or that you can earn $7,500 more with a two-year degree from a college?

Truly, if you “Learn More”, you can “Earn More”!

Most training programs that lead to a certificate or license require a high school diploma or its equivalent. And there are great resources available if you need an adult high school diploma, want to pass a high school equivalency test, or need to improve your math, reading, writing or English language skills.

Michigan has three High School Equivalency testing options: GED, HiSET and TASC. There’s even a High School Equivalency-to-School Voucher Program that can help cover the cost of one testing attempt!

Search for adult education program services near you and begin to unlock your dreams.

For additional help, please contact your local Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Center, either online at or by calling 800-285-WORKS (9675).

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How Much Will You Earn? Check Out the Wage-Finder Tool!

Michigan Training Connect (or MiTC) offers a wage-finder tool where you can view a list of the top paying occupations in your area of the state.

The tool includes a list of jobs available for each occupation, as well as a list of programs to help you achieve the education and training needed for your chosen occupation.

Explore your options at

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Use Pathfinder to Explore Careers

It’s important to make sure your skills and interests are a good match for any open position – but did you know there are many free interest and aptitude profilers that will offer you career suggestions?

You’ll find this information and much more on Pathfinder, an online tool for finding educational paths, careers and outcomes. Visit Pathfinder to explore careers, schools and programs in Michigan to find the path that’s right for you – it’s free and easy to use!

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Employment and Training Assistance for Young Adults with Disabilities

Did you know Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) offers employment and training assistance to young adults with a disability? MRS uses an Individualized Plan for Employment that helps identify customized supports and services that are necessary for success.

In addition, MRS and the state vocational rehabilitation training center, Michigan Career and Technical Institute (MCTI), can help students with disabilities succeed in secondary and postsecondary education and transition to employment. MRS has strong partnerships with the Michigan Department of Education, local school systems, community colleges, four-year colleges and universities to develop statewide school-to-work, postsecondary and adult life programs.

Learn more about MRS and MCTI's services online, or contact them by calling 800-605-6722 (toll free).

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Resources Available through BSBP

If you live in Michigan and you're blind or visually impaired, the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) will work with you to define your goals and identify appropriate training and other services. Their mission is to empower you to achieve employment and independence.

To learn more, contact BSBP at 800-292-4200 (TTY 888-864-1212) or find a local BSBP office online.

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Everyone Counts!

How can you help make sure your community gets the resources it needs? Complete the 2020 Census!

The Census helps determine where many federal dollars will be directed for things like education, healthcare and roads.

So, if you have not yet completed the census, please do so today!

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Enjoy Your Summer, Safely

Thanks to Michiganders’ efforts to “Stay Home, Stay Safe”, the state has flattened the curve, allowing travel restrictions to be relaxed just in time for summer. Perhaps it is no coincidence that June was officially National Safety Month – and it has never been more important to be extra cautious as we make summer vacation plans.

Pure Michigan has put together information about great destinations you may want to consider this summer. But before you hit the road, you may also want to review the CDC’s guidelines for safe travel.