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Northeast Michigan Consortium Michigan Works!

Meet James

Workforce Challenge

After being laid off as an electrical contractor and needing to sign-up for unemployment, veteran James visited Michigan Works!

Workforce Solution

Talent Specialist Yolanda explained the new demand driven process, which places the job seeker in a pool that is immediately available for employers seeking qualified candidates. As a veteran, James would also receive priority of service. Yolanda helped him navigate through the unemployment process and registered him for work through the Pure Michigan Talent Connect website. Throughout the job search process, James continued to certify for unemployment and receive staff assistance.

Outcomes & Benefits

As a result of the services provided, James was hired at an electrical contracting firm as an Operator. He says, “Michigan Works! was very helpful maneuvering through the unemployment process.”

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