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Building the workforce of tomorrow today

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UPWARD Talent Council Michigan Works!

Our Board is a business-led policy and oversight organization responsible for creating a comprehensive, community-wide response to the challenges of building a highly skilled workforce and a competitive regional economy. As a convener of community leaders and stakeholders, our board engages in an ongoing strategic planning process to identify strategies, actions and measurements that will create and maintain a healthy and growing economy, equipped with a local workforce that has the knowledge and skills needed by business in a technological and competitive marketplace. The result will be to draw from a vibrant pool of skilled workers enabling business and industry to thrive year-round. In turn, this business vitality creates the potential for higher paying jobs; thus improving the overall regional economy.

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Mission

UPward Talent Council promotes and addresses the needs of businesses for current and future work-ready talent,  in support of a strong and resilient economy.

Vision

UPward Talent Council envisions a healthy, resilient and globally competitive regional economy,  with a workforce that has the knowledge and skills to strengthen and support business success.

July 4th Closure

UPward Talent Council - Michigan Works! American Job Centers will be closed on July 4th to celebrate Independence Day. Regular office hours will resume on July 5th. In our absence, please refer to upmichiganworks.org for information.

Michigan Works! provides services to teens looking for summer jobs

ESCANABA, Mich. (WLUC) - High school students and even college students can take advantage of the services provided by Michigan Works! to find summer employment. Darren Widder, workforce services manager at Michigan Works! in Escanaba, says there are more than 2,000 jobs listed in the MiWorks! database, …

Michigan Economic Development Association Annual Meeting

Michigan’s Economic Development Association is holding their annual meeting Tuesday, August 13 - Friday, August 16, 2019, at the Holiday Inn in Marquette, MI. This is a rare opportunity for those in the Upper Peninsula to learn from some of …

Early Childhood Community Seeking Qualified Applicants

Great Start Collaborative to host Early Childhood Job Fair at Michigan Works in Hancock Hancock, MI – A job fair focused on early childhood and human service employment positions will be held on Thursday, June 20 from 1:30 to 4:30pm at the Michigan Works office in Hancock. …

Meet MI Works! Event

Join us Wednesday, July 10th from 1pm - 3pm at the Engadine Public Library to learn about the services MI Works! has to offer. There will be a demonstration of Pure Michigan Talent Connect where you can learn how to access the thousands of jobs …

Return North Event

RETURN NORTH is a professional careers reception aiming to match Upper Peninsula employers searching for talent with candidates looking to take their careers back to the place they love. This year’s July event is being hosted in the heart of Marquette’s downtown, and features a …

Going Pro Talent Fund Information Sessions

Escanaba, MI – June 2019 – UPward Talent Council Michigan Works! will be holding information sessions on the Going PRO Talent Fund over the next few months. Last year Upper Peninsula employers received funding in total of $1,154,724 from the Going PRO Talent Fund. There were 34 …

Soo Locks Virtual Job Fair

Are you interested in working on a project vital to the US economy and our national security? Have you been wanting to Live, Work and Play in Michigan's Upper Peninsula? The US Army Corps of Engineers is looking for highly skilled civilians to engage on the …

UPWARD at Chippewa County Job Fair

Sault Ste. Marie, MI (March 21, 2019)—The Chippewa County Job Fair was held on Thursday, March 21 at the LSSU Walker Cisler Center. There were 49 employers present at the event along with job seekers of all ages. The jobs that were available ranged from …

Success Story: WIOA unemployed to employed

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI (2017) —Susie came to Michigan Works! with the hopes of assistance in filling out an online job application for Meijer, after being assisted in the process of the job application she was also enrolled into the WIOA-DW program. She was previously let …

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