GST Michigan Works! Business Outreach Program
EDSI established and maintains an ongoing, comprehensive, business development services network with employers in four counties in the Michigan Thumb area: Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac and Tuscola. Their mission is to connect employers to business opportunities, assist with hiring needs and connect job seekers to open positions. EDSI Business Services Liaison representatives meet with employer and business organizations to explain the ThumbWorks! Workforce/Business Development System and offer customized service opportunities; distribute Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) and state and federal business incentive and labor market information; learn about employer needs and serve as agents for matching jobseekers with available jobs. These representatives facilitate job order processing in the Michigan Talent Connect system for employers, organize job fairs, trade shows and specialized hiring events, participate in economic development initiatives based in the four counties or sponsored by the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center, and assist in employer service joint ventures with regional Michigan Works! Agencies.