Labor and Economic Opportunity
LANSING, MI, November 6, 2017 — Military veterans are highly skilled and trained, possessing many valuable skills such as teamwork, leadership and technical skills. Individuals with these talents are vital components of the talent pool needed to fill the many in-demand jobs here in Michigan. The Talent Investment Agency (TIA) is working daily to connect our Michigan veterans with the training and other assistance needed to develop new careers as they return to our communities after active military service.
As Veterans Day approaches, TIA recognizes the many sacrifices made by our valued veterans and their families. This recognition occurs every day through the many training and employment services provided by the entire TIA team, and through our many partners, including our Michigan Works! teams, across the state. In honor of Veterans Day, TIA will be highlighting all week the variety of services available specifically to our veterans to increase awareness of how we can help, and reemphasize our commitment to providing outstanding customer service.
“Time and time again, we have seen veterans exceed employer expectations,” TIA Director Wanda M. Stokes said. “Veterans bring unique qualities to the workforce such as a commitment to teamwork and diversity, leadership and technical skills. Employers with hard-to-fill jobs should look to veterans and their skills.”
TIA programs and resources designed to assist veterans leverage their talents and skills to develop new careers include: