Welcome to the Talent Investment Agency (TIA)

  • Department Updates

    As of August 11, 2019 the Workforce Development Agency and the Unemployment Insurance Agency have transferred to the newly created Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.

    These moves, identified in Executive Order 2019-13, are part of a larger restructuring effort aimed at consolidating workforce and economic development functions and streamlining and better coordinating state government efforts to meet Michigan’s business and labor needs.

    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.


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  • MAT2 program receives prestigious public relations campaign award

    MAT2 Program 2019 PACE AwardTIA’s Michigan Advanced Technology Training (MAT2) program recently received the highest honor possible from the Central Michigan chapter of the Public Relations Society of America during its annual PACE Awards event.  On April 18, 2019, Gud Marketing was awarded the Pinnacle Award, in the social media marketing category, for their work on the “Get in the Game with MAT2” campaign.

    This campaign was designed to recruit new students to the MAT2 program.  To create heightened awareness, and drive attendance, Gud Marketing hired Joel Goss, a YouTube gaming influencer with over 1.4 million followers.  Gud worked with community colleges across the state to set up a series of events hosted by Goss.  Goss, a Michigan native with a skill set, and career aspirations similar to those in the MAT2 program, was able to relate to the prospective students and influence them to not only attend these events but to also enroll in the apprenticeship program.


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  • 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 buttonWorkforce Development 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 & Outreach provides face-to-face interaction with organizations that want to learn more about the programs and services of this agency. To request a speaker, please complete and submit the speaker request form.

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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