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SPOTLIGHT IN THE NEWS: Michigan WORKS! Southeast

Livingston County has a surprising array of resources for employment, including Michigan WORKS! Southeast right here in Howell. Michigan WORKS! Southeast was formed in October of 2015 under the Urban Cooperation Act. Michigan’s Urban Cooperation Act of 1967 allows two or more units of government to create so-called “Interlocal Agreements,” where local governmental entities can join forces to provide services like public safety, transportation and water usage without having to jump through big bureaucratic hoops or bog down the Legislature for approval. There are, to date, 999 ILAs on file with the Michigan Secretary of State’s office.

Michigan WORKS! Southeast offers a variety of services for employers and job seekers, operating in five counties, including: Livingston, Jackson, Washtenaw, Hillsdale and Lenawee counties. Michigan WORKS! Southeast operates much differently than a staffing company does.  All services are free to job seekers, as well as to employers.  With the help of grants, MWSE! can offer extended training so that employers may better train their employees. These opportunities are available to companies of any size to add talent to their workforce or to train existing workforce.

Additional MWSE! services include Job Fairs, workshops, adult education and youth services. Search the complete schedule of events by visiting: www.mwse.org   MWSE! also hosts a website called www.mitalent.org where any company can post a position and any job seekers can apply for positions.

 

To learn more, please visit www.mwse.org or call the local Michigan WORKS! Southeast office:  517.546.7450.

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