Welcome to the Talent Investment Agency (TIA)
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.
The mission of Youth Solutions, Inc. – through its leading program, Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) – is to equip young adults with the skills to overcome barriers and win in education, employment, and as citizens. JMG offers a comprehensive and collective approach to increasing the state’s graduation and youth employment rates. Through proven education and employment-related solutions, we ensure young people ages 14-25 earn their high school diploma, enter employment, and begin down the pathway towards a meaningful career.
The focus on winning as citizens was highlighted on February 13, 2018 at the fourth annual JMG Legislative Day, as young people from the program met with local representatives from the Michigan House and Senate to discuss issues in their district. Nearly 100 students, from 42 cities, participated.
Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates programming has experienced tremendous growth in partnership with TIA. In the past four years, JMG programming has increased from 409 students served to more than 2,700 students across more than 40 Michigan cities. The results of this partnership have been remarkable in building Michigan’s youth talent pipeline. Last year, 98 percent of program participants from the Class of 2016 graduated and 91 percent of them went onto a positive outcome of employment, post-secondary education, and/or the military.
The Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates State Legislative Day is one of three student-focused events that are offered throughout the year as a component of the JMG Career Association, a student-led leadership association.
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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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- TIA Issues Updated Tips to Prevent Identity Theft
Fact sheets issued for individuals & businesses on steps they can take to protect themselves from ID theft
- Michigan Talent Investment Agency Awards Over $1.8 Million in Going PRO Apprenticeship Readiness Grants Statewide
- 2018 Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates Projected to Drop an Average of 4.5%
Significant savings to employers across 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 Agency 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 Agency UIA 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).