Labor and Economic Opportunity
The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity - Workforce Development vision is to promote a flexible, innovative, and effective workforce system within the State of Michigan. To accomplish this, Workforce Development supports a demand driven workforce system, assists the structurally unemployed with financial independence, advocates for the integration of workforce development into the K-12 school system, and supports the alignment of workforce development with economic development efforts.
The state is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 11-17, highlighting the value of apprenticeships, the opportunities they create, and the role they play in reaching the state’s skill attainment goals. Apprenticeships play a vital role in preparing Michigan’s talent to fill rewarding, high-demand and high-wage careers in fields such as healthcare, advanced manufacturing and information technology, ensuring Michigan’s economy continues to grow and thrive.
In honor of Veterans Day, the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity—Workforce Development would like to recognize the services our team of veterans provide to other veterans within the community. Veterans face many challenges when transitioning out of the military – finding meaningful employment shouldn’t be one of them. The Veterans’ Employment Services team provides individualized, one-on-one career services that are designed to reduce or eliminate barriers into the workforce. Read more about the services provided or watch this short video.
WARN notices are required by the Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act to provide advance notice in cases of qualified plant closings and mass layoffs.
More information on the WARN Act is available at the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration website.