Another Successful Year for Livingston County Michigan Works!

Livingston County Michigan Works! (LCMW) has had another successful year working with area businesses and job seekers.  During the period of July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014, we continued to focus on demand-based training.  By serving employers as our primary customer, we have used various training funds to support our local businesses and assist them in their expansion doing so in a cost-effective, responsible manner. The Skilled Trades Training... [Read More...]

2013 Job Fair A Success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2013 The Livingston Regional Job Fair held on April 17 proved to be a successful event for area business seeking to find employees that were right for them.  “With the improving economy, more employers are hiring for a variety of positions from entry level to management in manufacturing, retail, food service, health care, information technology and finance, as well as self-employment,” said William Sleight, Director... [Read More...]

How to Manage Job Search Stress

As a job-seeker how do you relieve some of the stress that often accompanies seeking a new position? In this post we highlight five ways to help you boost your spirits and keep your momentum going: #1 Limit Your Isolation. Networking is the most likely route to your next position so get out and meet people at every opportunity. There are several ways to interact with others and each may payoff by connecting you with valuable people while boosting... [Read More...]

New Year’s Resolution: Expand Your Network

Why include this idea in our November newsletter? It’s important to plan ahead for networking, since not every group is free. You may need time to budget a couple hundred dollars for a new membership.  If you act fast, you might also be in time to attend a holiday party or December training event. Whether you are looking for work or looking for workers, the more you invest in the search the more likely you are to be successful.  The days of having... [Read More...]

Question: How much time does a job search take?

As I mentioned on our Talent Blog, it takes longer to fill the job than the hiring manager wants, so the answer is clearly longer than you want. That is thinking about how long the search process takes, weeks or months depending on your profession and the economy. Remember, if you are unemployed or only working part-time hours, your job search is a job. Put in 30 hours a week. If you are not, ask yourself, “Why not?” Are you discouraged? Find... [Read More...]

Where can you find World Class business development services offered at no cost to any employer?

Washtenaw County Michigan Works! Business Services provides Human Resources support to employers of all sizes to recruit and retain high quality employees.  Partnering with economic development, institutions of higher education, and training organizations, Business Services is part of the lead workforce development agency in the community Washtenaw County Michigan Works!. Our team of highly trained professionals help organizations grow, expand,... [Read More...]

MEDC Teams With InfoReady To Help Michiganders Build Careers

InfoReady Corporation, provider of social media-based search and collaboration software products, recently teamed with the MEDC to deliver the Career Matchmaker and Career Investment Calculator web tools for Pure Michigan Talent Connect. The site features a Job Portal along with the InfoReady software-based Career Matchmaker, which determines industries and areas in high demand, and a Career Investment Calculator, which helps job-seekers evaluate... [Read More...]

Ann Arbor SPARK’s New Talent Portal Helps Connect Skilled Professionals to Employers

Ann Arbor SPARK’s new talent portal includes a range of new features to help businesses attract employees and manage job postings.  Unlike other general job boards, the Ann Arbor SPARK talent portal is designed to help skilled professionals connect with employers. Through the new Ann Arbor SPARK talent portal, employers can independently manage job postings, including adding new posts and editing existing posts.  Employers will also be able... [Read More...]