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Job Seekers

Why Michigan?

We can all agree that a rewarding career in a field that’s changing the future is crazy important. But let’s be honest, being able to have a life outside of it is pretty important too. Michigan is the place for both. 

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Living

Michigan has a culture of innovation and a lifestyle that's unlike any other. At about 10% below the national average, Michigan's cost of living ranks as the fourth most affordable state in the country. With low cost of living and a high quality of life, there are plenty of reasons to live in Pure Michigan.
Working in Michigan

Working

Michigan is home to a wealth of highly skilled talent. From having the highest concentration of engineers in the nation to a skilled trades workforce that ranks in the top ten nationally, Michigan is preparing the talent needed for the jobs of the future.
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Playing

Michigan is blessed with the riches of unspoiled nature: the nation's longest freshwater coastline, lakes that feel like oceans, golden beaches, an abundance of fresh produce straight from the farm, glorious sunrises and sunsets, and endless opportunities for recreation.
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Doing Business

Businesses are choosing Michigan for our diverse and abundant workforce, business-friendly environment, low cost of living, and global supply chain assets. Add that to the state's available business resources and our eagerness to get to work, and you have a recipe for success. 
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Michigan 'Hot 50' Job Outlook

Michigan's Hot 50 jobs report highlights Michigan’s high-demand, high-wage careers that show a favorable mix of long-term job growth, projected annual job openings, and median wages through 2028.
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Pure Michigan Talent Connect

Pure Michigan Talent Connect is your launch pad for new jobs, careers, and talent. It is a tool connecting Michigan’s job seekers with employers, and links all public and private stakeholders who support Michigan’s workforce. 
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Career Exploration

Our Career Explorer tools provide you with personalized career and education data that is tailored to your individual needs.

Job Training

Explore skill development and training opportunities.

Financial Aid

Let us help you with funding, tools, and resources on how you can afford college in Michigan.

Job Search

Plan your job search and access job search resources.

Job Search Assistance

Looking for a new opportunity can be exciting, scary, and nerve-wracking. No matter what career stage you’re in, be sure to check out the nearest Michigan Works! location. Michigan Works! provides a wide range of programs and services for job seekers. From job clubs and resume writing workshops to career fairs and training resources, you will get the help you need at a location near you.
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Employer Talent Search

Employers can search for talent based on your business needs. Pre-screening candidates, tracking the number of job seekers viewing your job posts, and reaching a target audience are just a few of the many features to help you find the best talent in Michigan.
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Veterans Employment Services

If you are a veteran needing a job - or an employer looking to hire a veteran - we can help! Our team of military veterans is dedicated to creating new futures for eligible veterans and their spouses. By prioritizing their care through the Michigan Works! network, Veterans Employment Services provides one-on-one career services designed to reduce or eliminate barriers into the workforce. 
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Join the State of Michigan

The state of Michigan offers challenging work, competitive salaries, great benefits and career advancement. You can search for positions by keyword, location, department, job category, estimated annual salary and more.
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Career Licensing and Permit Information

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Drivers License Endorsements

The state offers a standard, chauffeur, commercial driver and enhanced license, which one you choose will depend on your occupation and driving needs.
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License and Permit Lookup

Do you need a professional occupational license or permit for your job? Find out now.  
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License Renewal

License applications and renewals are easy. Online license application/renewal is available for many professions.
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Contact the Bureau of Professional Licensing

Contact the Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) for information on occupational permits and licenses in Michigan.
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