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Connecting Talent to Opportunity

Michigan Works! Southeast is on the front lines, meeting the talent demands of local employers and responding to the unique needs of the communities in the five counties of Southeast Michigan: Jackson, Hillsdale, Lenawee, Livingston and Washtenaw. We are focused on the needs of job makers and developing talent for the 21st century economy. Michigan Works! Southeast is locally responsive and demand-driven. We are governed by a Workforce Development Board comprised of private sector representatives and locally-elected officials We are committed to delivering services that help businesses find the skilled workers they need and provide a competitive advantage for job seekers. Michigan Works! Southeast partners with communities to meet the diverse needs of all customers. All ages, skill sets and levels of experience are welcome.
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Awards Celebration Snip

Michigan Works! Southeast Awards Ceremony will be held April 7, 2017 at Weber's Inn in Ann Ann Arbor.  For details on nominations and reservations, click here.

Free Tax Help

Community Action Agency and the United Way of Jackson County are offering free tax preparation assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.  For details on eligibility, locations and dates, click here.

Employer Success Story

Ron Geisman & Jim Geisman

Ron Geisman & Jim Geisman

Lomar Machine and Tool of Horton was selected to receive the 2017 Michigan Works! Association Impact Award for significant economic accomplishments within local communities. Lomar was nominated by Michigan Works! Southeast for its efforts to increase apprenticeships, creating new jobs, and investing in training its employees. 

The awards showcase the partnerships between local Michigan Works! agencies, businesses and training providers and also recognize employees who advance their careers as a result of these partnerships.

Lomar invested $33,675.00 in training their employees last year, and is on schedule to invest another $31,365.00 in employee training this year.  “It is clear that Lomar’s dedication to producing high quality products starts with the owner Ron Geisman” said Jim Coutu, Business Services Manager for Michigan Works! Southeast.  “They are committed to hiring, training and retaining a skilled workforce that currently includes 140 total employees, 25 whom are Journeyman and 11 apprentices,” he said.