For Employers

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Not sure what no-cost services are provided by Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works! to employers and want to determine the assistance your business might be eligible for? Fill out the form below and a qualified Business Services Representative will reach to help one-on-one.

About Our Business Services For Employers 

Our Certified Business Solutions Professionals have assisted more than 2,000 employers with their employment and business needs collectively saving them more than $1,000,000. We offer a wide range of services that include pre-hire, talent recruitment, job development, training and more. Our customized approach allows us to align our services with the needs of the employer.

Services Available

Help With The Pre-Hire Process

Often the most overlooked step in the pre-employment process.
Attention to this step will help you recruit, hire and retain quality employees.

Labor Market Information

Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives
The Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives is the official source for high quality demographic and labor market information for the state of Michigan and it’s regions.

M/SCWDB Demand Occupation List

Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works! utilizes this current Demand Occupations list when determining grants, and services provided by the five local Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works! Career Centers.

Job Description Development

The Occupational Information Network (O*NET)

When recruiting new hires, it is important to clearly define the qualifications and requirements your organization demands.  We can assist you with developing a job description that adequately conveys the skill set you are requiring thus increasing the number of qualified applicants.

Candidate Search

Pure Michigan Talent Connect is your launchpad for new jobs, careers, and talent. It is an online marketplace connecting Michigan’s job seekers to employers. It serves as a central hub linking all public and private stakeholders who support Michigan’s workforce.

Incentive to Hire

OJT is an essential tool that can help employers offset the cost of training new talent. OJT provides reimbursement to the employer; up to 50% of the new employee’s wages for a designated period.

Talent Recruitment

Often the most demanding process, talent recruitment can be simplified by using our extensive employer services.

Resume Collection

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Allow our Business Account Managers to assist you in finding the most qualified candidates. We have access to thousands of resumes available through our internal database and Pure Michigan Talent Connect. We can collect and pre-screen resumes for you.

On-Site Recruitment Space

Our Center Locations

At no cost, utilize office space in one of our 5 career centers for job applicant interviewing and/or hosting a hiring event. Our service centers are located in Warren, Roseville, Clinton Township, Mt. Clemens and Port Huron to meet your employment hiring needs.

Job Post Promotion

In addition to social media advertising, your job posting will be featured on our website and in our 5 career centers.

Social Media Promotion

Attract a broader audience and increase your recruiting efforts by allowing us to share your job posting across all of our social media outlets.

Interviewing

Let our Business Account Managers assist you through all phases of the interview process and ease the burden of intial resmue sorting.

Workforce Training & Employee Retention Incentives

Make use of incentivized programs and services to maximize your investment in employees and further your company’s profitability.

Employee Assistance & Retention

Business Resource Network (BRN)

Balancing the time and expenses associated with human resources can be difficult and costly. The Business Resource Network (BRN) was created with those costs in mind. When you join the BRN, your Success Coach will help you navigate the most difficult pitfalls associated with human resource management and create a better work environment for both you and your employees.

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Offset Training Costs

On-the-Job Training (OJT)
OJT is an essential tool that can help employers offset the cost of training new talent. OJT provides reimbursement to the employer; up to 50% of the new employee’s wages for a designated period. This reimbursement assists in covering some of the extraordinary costs of providing the training.

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Registered Apprenticeship Coordination

Apprenticeship for Employers

An apprenticeship is a systematic approach to training that ensures your current and/or new employees are trained and certified to produce at the highest skill levels. This proven training model allows employers to set the benchmark and the structure that can determine the Return on Investment in training dollars.

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Youth Workers with Compensated Wages

Young Professionals

Partnering with Michigan Works! Young Professionals provides additional tools to assist your business in recruiting and retaining new talent. The employer provides work experience for a young adult and Michigan Works! provides wage/worker compensation for up to 480 hours.

Senior Workers with Compensated Wages

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

SCSEP is a community service and work-based training program for older workers. Authorized by the Older Americans Act, the program provides subsidized, service-based training for low-income persons 55 or older who are unemployed and have limited employment prospects.

Funding Assistance For Training

Going Pro Talent Fund (GPTF) MW! Page

The Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity-Workforce Development (LEO-WD) awards funds to employers through Michigan Works! Agencies (MWA). MWA Business Services staff conduct fact-finding sessions with employers to assess their talent skill gaps, suitable training providers and availability of federal funding sources.

Additional Incentives

Fidelity Bonding Program (FBP)
Insurance when hiring high-risk but qualified job seekers who have bona fide offers of employment.

Worker Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
A Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.

Going Pro Talent Fund (GPTF) State Page
Employer grants designed to assist in training, developing and retaining new and current employees.