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Employment and Training

  • Employment and Training develops customized workforce solutions for businesses and individuals, including those with disabilities. 

    Our efforts to support job seekers or individuals includes preparing residents for successful employment through programs that remove barriers, support self-sufficiency, and provide smooth transitions. We also provide opportunities for residents to gain educational skills necessary to transition in postsecondary education, job training and employment. And we create and share resource to assist individuals with finding opportunities to re-enter the workforce. 

    Our services to support employers and businesses includes partnering to recruit, upskill and retain valued employees; providing incentives to increase the bottom line while building an inclusive and diverse workplace; and helping connect employers with job seekers to meet their needs. 

Employment & Training

Employer Resources

Return to Work Playbook

  • Man assisting woman at table Job Readiness Resources

    Ready to get back to work but need some help preparing yourself? Here are resources to assist you.

  • woman working on plane engine Industry/Job Specific Resources

    Think you know the area you would like to work in? Explore specific industries and jobs within them.

  • American flag and patriotic veteran Resources to Support Specific Individuals

    Are you a Veteran? Do you have a disability? Need to complete your high school equivalency? This information will connect you to the right resources.

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    Pure Michigan Talent Connect is your launch pad for new jobs, careers and talent.

  • Pathfinder icon Pathfinder

    Explore careers, schools and programs in Michigan to find the path that is right for you.

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    Explore Michigan’s most in-demand Professional Trades careers and training opportunities.



Benefits of Working at Employment & Training

  • Start your career with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity's Office of Employment and Training (LEO-E&T) today!

    The Office of Employment and Training employs nearly 800 professionals in a wide variety of positions.

    In addition to the numerous benefits and incentives available to State employees, E&T offers challenging and rewarding work, community service, professional development opportunities, job stability, and a competitive salary to its employees.


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  • Employment and Training Staff Love What They Do

    In a recent survey, Employment and Training staff indicated they enjoy the following elements of their current work experience:
    • Making a difference for their customers
    • Their team
    • Their healthcare and retirement benefits
    • Making use of their skills in a meaningful way each day
    • Their salary/pay 


  • "The one thing I love about my job is the diversity of what there is to do. From preparing materials for circulation, to talking to patrons, there is always something unique to accomplish."

    - Andrew Wilson, Employment & Training - Bureau of Services for Blind Persons 
  • "I love working for Michigan Rehabilitation Services in the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. I am fortunate to work alongside caring and professional staff and assist our customers in employment and independence."

    - Cheryl Liss, Employment & Training - Michigan Rehabilitation Services
  • "Every day I am met with a new challenge. In over 22 years I have never experienced the same day twice and overcoming these challenges has provided me with extensive personal and professional growth. Are you up for the challenge?"

    - Steve Gillotte, Employment & Training - Workforce Development 
  • "I love working for the Business Network Division for Michigan Rehabilitation Services. I love advocating for employment opportunities for people with disabilities and helping businesses develop inclusive workplaces."
    - Lisa Bartley, Employment & Training - Michigan Rehabilitation Services
  • "I love working with such a dedicated and creative group of people. When it can't be done, they find a way."

    - Lorie Fernald, Employment & Training - Operations

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