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Labor and Economic Opportunity

Programs and Services


Pure Michigan Talent Connect has a great system designed to help you take advantage of job opportunities in the state right now, as well as prepare for the job opportunities of tomorrow. The Pure Michigan Talent Connect allows you to access hundreds of executive, technical and professional jobs with easy-to-use filters. Visit the Job Seeker section to access these and other valuable job seeking tools and resources. Below are additional resources especially for veterans.

Services for Veterans

Michigan Works!
Michigan Works! offers many services to those seeking employment including resume assistance, mock interviewing, writing effective cover letters and resumes, local job postings, and exclusive workshops developed to assist with employment searches. Please call 1-800-285-WORKS (9675) to be connected to your nearest Service Center.  

Veterans Priority of Service

Veterans with at least one day of active military service and eligible spouses are eligible to receive Priority of Service. Priority of Service Veterans and Eligible Spouses have the right to take precedence over a non-covered person in obtaining all employment and training services funded, in whole or part, through Department of Labor (DOL). If you are a veteran or eligible spouse, please identify yourself as such to the Michigan Works! Service Center staff. For additional information on Priority of Service, call 1-800-285-WORKS (9675) to be connected to your nearest Service Center.


When you employ veterans, you are employing a unique pool of employees who have demonstrated integrity, a commitment to excellence, a desire to do the best job possible and give you a clear edge on the competition. Veterans typically possess a level of training, maturity and discipline rare in the civilian workforce. Find out more about the great qualities and benefits that veterans can bring to your organization.

If you are looking to hire a veteran, please contact a Business Solutions Representative at your local Michigan Works! Service Center. They offer a wide variety of tools and services to aid employers. Please visit or call 1-800-285-WORKS (9675) to be automatically routed to the location nearest you.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect

Here’s your direct line to some of the best talent in the world. Search our extensive database of job seekers and find employees with the right skills and qualifications, view upcoming career fairs, tap into special services and more. Veterans may elect to make their Veteran status visible to employer searches. Veterans will be identifiable with a flag icon next to their names.

Michigan State Approving Agency (SAA)

Our programming can help employers find Veteran employee talent by gaining SAA approval (Apprenticeship/On-the-Job Training).