Welcome to the Talent Investment Agency (TIA)
Where Talent & Business Connect
TIA is the agency that combines Michigan Unemployment Insurance and Workforce Development, and is responsible for their activities. Businesses need a talented workforce. Workers need the right skills to compete for available jobs. TIA programs are focused on job preparedness, career-based education, worker training, employment assistance and unemployment insurance.
MILogin for Citizens
Coming soon, Pure Michigan Talent Connect (PMTC) and the Unemployment Insurance system via the Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM) will align their systems with the existing MILogin for Citizens single sign-on platform to provide a seamless login experience and provide UI claimants a quick overview of claim information.
New and existing users of PMTC and MiWAM will need to register their accounts with MILogin for Citizens single sign-on upon implementation. With MILogin for Citizens, customers can log in to their MiWAM and jobseeker accounts using the same user ID and password. Bringing these accounts together in one place is convenient, efficient and secure, and will help our customers get back to work faster.
Additional details will be coming soon.
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Updates to Go Green will add more convenience and transparency. Claimants and employers will receive an acknowledgement when they opt to Go Green and receive correspondence from TIA-UI electronically. This means standard letters, forms or notices will be placed in their MiWAM account. For added convenience and efficiency, customers will receive notification by postal mail with a clear explanation of what it means to Go Green. They will also receive an email alerting them to check their account for new correspondence.
- Two of TIA's Migrant Service Workers use their love for their job to help Michigan's farmworkers
TIA has a wide variety of clients we serve, the least well-known of which is migrant and seasonal farmworkers. TIA employs Migrant Service Workers (MSWs) who provide career services to agricultural workers and provide employment and recruitment services for employers.
Ginger Vallejo and Maribel Valle, both MSWs for TIA, work as a team in Southwest Michigan. Because the clients they serve work in Michigan’s agricultural fields, they need to bring services to them.
In conjunction with the Southwestern Michigan Migrant Resource Council, they conduct Camp Out events where a wide variety of services are offered to the farmworkers all in one place. The Camp Out events focus on five different areas of service for the farmworkers: education, support, farmworker rights, health, and employment and training.
The Talent Development Liaisons (TDLs) are responsible for engaging employers and educators to comprehensively address talent needs focused on mid- and long-term development skill gaps in key industries in each region statewide.
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The Talent Investment Agency supports business growth and a diverse skilled workforce through strategic partnerships by ensuring that citizens are well-informed of the impact of our programs and services. To facilitate that mission, our Communications Office provides face-to-face interaction with organizations that want to learn more about the programs and services of this agency.
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Jobs in Michigan
- Pure Michigan Talent Connect
Pure Michigan Talent Connect is your launch pad for new jobs, careers and talent. It is an online marketplace connecting Michigan's job seekers and employers, and serves as a central hub linking all public and private stakeholders who support Michigan's workforce. Pure Michigan Talent Connect serves as the state's labor exchange system.
- Workforce Development
The Workforce Development Agency (WDA) promotes a flexible, innovative, and effective workforce system within the State of Michigan. To accomplish this, the WDA 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.
- Unemployment Insurance
The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) operates Michigan's unemployment insurance program which collects unemployment taxes from employers and provides temporary income for workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. UIA offers online services to customers through the Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM).
- Talent Investment Agency receives $3.2 million grant from U.S. Department of Labor
Grant funds will assist dislocated workers in the retail and banking industries
- Talent Investment Agency grants help state Adult Ed programs fill talent gap
Grants allow Michigan residents to obtain a high school diploma or its equivalent or receive remediation services and learn in-demand skills at the same time
- Skilled trades training funding earns permanent place in state law
Skilled Trades Training Fund renamed Going PRO Talent Fund -- FY 2019 grant application period opens September 12