Hansen announces new state website for job seekers

LANSING — West Michigan 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. Goeff Hansen.

“The Pure Michigan Talent Connect website is a great tool for anyone who is looking for work or wishing to switch careers,” said Hansen, R-Hart. “The website features various links that are sure to be helpful to job seekers. Whether you are unemployed or looking to advance your career, I encourage you to visit 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.

“While the economy is slowly recovering, many people are still out of a job and looking for work,” Hansen said. “We are committed to doing everything we can to help improve Michigan’s economic outlook, but we must also focus on helping residents who want a job, and that is what the Pure Michigan Talent Connect website does.”