A company’s talent strategy is as important as any other part of its organizational strategy. Companies located in Ogemaw County have found success by identifying the talents of their employees and finding the best fit for them within the organization. The best fit means increased performance and profitability for the company, but also increased opportunity and commitment for the individual.

Below are a couple of the many resources Ogemaw County EDC uses to acquire talent for its partners.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect

Pure Michigan Talent Connect is an online marketplace connecting Michigan’s job seekers and employers, and serves as a central hub linking all public and private stakeholders who support Michigan’s workforce. Pure Michigan Talent Connect serves as the state’s labor exchange system.

Website: www.mitalent.org

Michigan Works

Michigan Works! Region 7B is located in West Branch and offers services to the area to both businesses and the general public. To support our local business community, a Business Solutions Professional (BSP) is willing to work with businesses to help them be successful in this economy and connect with other partners in the area. At times, there are also financial resources available to businesses to pay for worker training.

Website: www.michworks4u.org


Success Opportunity Advancement Resources (SOAR) has been created by our Director, Mandi Chasey, in response to the difficulties employers are having with hiring youth. The program will focus on Customer Service & Leadership, with topics including appearance, work ethic, dinner and office etiquette, interviewing skills, resumes, and more.

Contact: Here