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Connect with Agencies for Support

To find resources available for job postings and to recruit and retain the perfect candidates, you can connect with various agencies and organizations in Michigan. Here is a comprehensive guide on where to find support and how to effectively recruit and retain talent: 
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They can help you with various aspects of the recruitment process, including:

  • Recruiting talent: get labor market and wage information, write job posts, post on Pure MI Talent Connect, post in Hot Jobs email blasts, and register for hiring events.
  • Training and Retaining: access Going PRO and other training funds to onboard new employees & upskill existing workforce.
  • Building Industry Connections: Partner with local employers through MichiganWorks! Agencies to solve common industry challenges.
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Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

LEO offers programs aimed at helping employers fill job openings and provide safe, healthy work environments for employees.

Agricultural and Foreign Labor Services- Hiring H2A workers

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Small Business Development Centers

Human Resources and organizational development specialists can guide you in strategic HR management to help you attract and retain a productive workforce. 

Writing a compelling job description

View this tutorial on how to write the best job descriptions for the position you have.

Writing a compelling job description

Post to the correct job boards

Each job board has their own special niche that caters to certain situations. 
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Pure Michigan Talent Connect

View Talent Connect
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Ag Hires

For a job posting that is related to agriculture, horticulture, and food production. 
View AgHires
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 For a job posting that is related to any type of farming work.
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For any job posting.
View Indeed
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LinkedIn Jobs

For any job posting.
View LinkedIn Jobs
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For new graduate hires or entry level positions.
View Handshake

Connect with programs with skilled talent:

Vocational Villages

Vocational Villages have been created with the goal of providing a positive learning experience for adults in custody who are serious about completing career and technical education.
View Vocational Villages

National Migrant Scholars Internship Program

The National Migrant Scholars Internship (NMSI) is a program aimed at supporting College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) students nationwide by facilitating internship opportunities. 

Agriculture and Foreign Labor Services

Foreign Labor Services supports Michigan employers who are seeking to hire non-immigrant foreign workers through the Foreign Labor Certification Program as a temporary employment solution in order to meet their labor need
View Agriculture and Foreign Labor Services

Recruit and retain the perfect candidate.


Leverage your employer brand by using LinkedIn’s Employer Brand Playbook.

Use a diverse sourcing strategy by compiling candidates from multiple sources including:

  • College campuses
  • LinkedIn
  • Community centers
  • Church groups
  • Hosting open houses
  • Hosting open interviews
  • Employer referral bonuses
  • Social media sources
  • Word of mouth

Competitive compensation and benefits.

Use wage data to determine what wages you should offer to your employees.

Find wage data at the Michigan Labor Market Information database

Fill out an employer hiring needs form for guidance


Provide a comprehensive onboarding process.

Offer training and career development.

Offer feedback and recognition.

Create a positive work-life balance.