WAYNE COUNTY: Three organizations partner to provide training for job seekers, employers

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The Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber and Wayne County Community College District are partnering with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to provide complimentary training for job seekers and employers as part of the Pure Michigan Talent Connect initiative.

According to the Pure Michigan Talent Connect web site:

“Michigan’s people are our state’s most valuable resource. But even as Michigan struggles with high unemployment, thousands of positions remain unfilled due to a mismatch between employer needs and available talent. This mismatch is holding us all back.”

If you are a job seeker looking for just the right job or an employer in need of qualified workers, you should know about Pure Michigan Talent Connect. This website is a fount of information to help you figure out what you are looking for and learn how to go about finding it.

Tools for job seekers include the Career Matchmaker that allows you to search for a job that fits your individual abilities. Just select an industry that interests you from the list and Career Matchmaker will display the top 20 skills that most people working there now bring to the job. You can find out how your experience and background fit with the industries that are hiring today. Then find the training you need to qualify for a job in that business.

If you are an employer, sign up to search more than 600,000 resumes for the ideal candidate and post your openings to let job seekers find you. Find skilled job seekers for hard-to-fill jobs with the help of private sector recruiters, local partners, industry experts and the Michigan Works! system.

Talent Connect for Employers is scheduled for 8 to 10 a.m. May 22 at WCCCD, 21000 North Line Road, Taylor, in Computer Classroom 54. This hands-on training workshop will teach employers how to create an account on the Talent Connect website, post a job, conduct candidate searches, get assistance from the Michigan Works! Agency and use many other resources.

Talent Connect for Job Seekers will follow from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This hands-on training workshop will teach job seekers how to create an effective user profile, perform effective job searches, explore internships and much more.

There is no charge to attend these training sessions, but space is limited and reservations are required. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Sandy Mull at sandy@swcrc.com or 1-734-284-6000, ext. 29.

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