Michigan’s Going PRO Talent Fund (GPTF) provides competitive awards for employer responsive training that enhances talent, productivity, and employment retention while increasing the quality and competitiveness of Michigan’s businesses.  The Going PRO Talent Fund ensures that Michigan’s employers have the talent they need to compete and grow, and individuals have the skills they need for […]

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Cheryl Barrera was laid off from her position as a leasing agent for an apartment complex in the area. Her layoff occurred in the fall of 2017 and she began coming into the GST Michigan Works! Fenton Service Center shortly after that to begin her job search. Cheryl was extremely diligent in her search, generally coming […]

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Lapeer County: Marchell came to the Lapeer Service Center looking for assistance to finish her last two semesters of the Nursing Program at Mott Community College. Marchell has been a stay-at-home mom since 2007. In 2013 she decided to start school for a career in nursing. Marchell had worked as a dietary aide at the […]

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Austin is an exceptionally focused young man!  He came in a month after high school graduation, knew exactly what he wanted to accomplish, and how he could achieve his goals. He had begun his welding experience at the Huron Area Tech Center, earning his OSHA Certification in the Power Technology program. His first job was […]

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Tim Hitsman came to GST Michigan Works! Career Services in August 2017 seeking job search assistance. He was homeless, unemployed and had no formal skill training or career plan. Additionally, Tim has a physical disability that could pose challenges in finding and sustaining employment. Despite his circumstances, Tim was determined to become gainfully employed so […]

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Young Chevrolet Cadillac in Owosso, a large automotive dealership. Lead by HR, students toured the service department, body shop, and sales floor. The managers from each of these departments talked with students and shared their own employment history, told their personal stories of starting out in entry-level positions with the company and how they were […]

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Approximately 7 million people move each year in pursuit of a job or job transfer. If you are considering relocating for a job, here are some things to consider. Learn what the cost of living is for that location.  If the pay seems too good to be true, there’s a good chance that it is.  […]

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When you apply for jobs, you will be asked for references.  A reference is someone who can answer questions about your work history, skills, abilities and work style.  Choose your references with care.  What they say can make a big difference. There are four types of references: Employment References include past employers, co-workers, subordinates or […]

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The decision to re-enter the workforce is a big one.  Whether you took time off to raise a family, care for an elderly family member, battle an illness, or other personal reasons, it’s equally exciting and intimidating to head back to work. It’s only natural to start looking for jobs like the one you had […]

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