Welcome to the Talent Investment Agency (TIA)


    Talent Investment Agency LogoWhere 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.


TIA Feature

  • Federal Government Shutdown

    Federal Government Shutdown and MILogin

    If you are currently participating in TIA workforce development programs or collecting unemployment benefits, the Federal government shutdown will not impact your participation or current claim for unemployment insurance benefits. Unemployment recipients must continue to certify for benefits every two weeks, conduct an active work search, and report any earnings you have while collecting benefits.

    For Federal Employees
    For employees who have been furloughed as a direct result of the federal government shutdown: a deal was reached to end the partial government shutdown until February 15, 2019.

    The ‘‘Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019’’ guarantees back pay for employees who have been furloughed. If you received unemployment benefits during the shutdown, you will be required to repay the UI benefits received.

    For more information, including how to repay benefits or withdraw a claim, review the Federal Government Shutdown FAQ's and the Federal Employees Furloughed Due to Government Shutdown letter.

    For Employers
    If you are experiencing a decline in business that may require a reduction in staff as a result of the federal shutdown, you are encouraged to consider enrollment in the Work Share program. With Work Share, employers can reduce workers’ hours while workers receive partial unemployment benefits. Find out more information on our Work Share page.


    New Login process to access your MiWAM account
    MILogin is a new single sign on system that connects your unemployment account through the Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM) and your jobseeker account through Pure Michigan Talent Connect (PMTC). You must create a MILogin account before you can create or access your MiWAM account.


  • TDLs

    Talent Development Liaisons

    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.

    Learn more about TDLs →

Request a TIA Speaker

  • Speaker Request Form buttonThe 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.

    Speakers Available for:

    Workshops | Staff Trainings | Events
    Special Engagements | Program Information

Jobs in Michigan

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

Workforce Development Agency
  • 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 Services

Unemployment Insurance Agency
  • 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).

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