Kowall: State website a new tool for job seekers

LANSING — Oakland County residents looking for a job or considering a career change have a new resource at their disposal: Pure Michigan Talent Connect, a state talent and jobs website, said Sen. Mike Kowall.

“This new website is a great tool for anyone looking for a job or wishing to switch careers,” said Kowall, R-White Lake. “The website’s various features are designed to help job seekers and providers. I encourage anyone looking for work to utilize the Pure Michigan Talent Connect website.”

Residents may visit the Pure Michigan Talent Connect website at www.MiTalent.org. The page offers three key sections for visitors trying to find a job, employers looking to hire, and workers exploring new career and educational options. The Career Matchmaker and Career Investment Calculator are designed to help individuals identify which industries are in need of their job skills and calculate the value of additional training for a new career.

Other useful information highlighted on the MiTalent site include materials specific to veterans and entrepreneurs, such as the Pure Michigan Mentor Network, small business resources, Military Skills Translator and veterans job search sites.

“As Michigan’s unemployment rate continues to drop, we must remain dedicated to improving our economy so residents looking for work can find a good-paying job,” Kowall said. “Additionally, we must continue to look for ways to help connect people looking for work with job providers, and that is exactly what the Pure Michigan Talent Connect website was designed for.”