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Experience for Hire

Experience for Hire is a collaborative project intended to rethink hiring in Michigan by connecting employers with experienced, qualified job seekers age 50 and over who are seeking full- or part-time opportunities to put their valuable skills to work.

Experience for Hire leverages the connections and capacities of partner organizations to help employers match with Michigan's growing mature workforce to find qualified job seekers for available positions. The program provides employers a convenient opportunity to interview applicants who bring valuable experience, require little job training and are open to a flexible schedule.


Upcoming Events

Please check back for updates.

Past Events

Kent County
When: Wednesday, March 27, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where:  Grand Rapids

Ingham and Jackson Counties
When:   Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where:  Capital Area Michigan Works! American Job Center
2110 S. Cedar St., Lansing, MI 48910

Macomb and Wayne Counties
When:   Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where:  Northwest Activities Center
18100 Meyers Road, Detroit, MI 48235

Meet the Partners

Visit the following websites to learn more about Experience for Hire partners:
AARP Michigan Capital Area Michigan Works!
Detroit Regional Chamber
Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
Lansing Regional Chamber
Michigan Business Network
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Michigan Manufacturers Association
Michigan Small Business Development Center
Michigan Works! Southeast

Learn more

Are you an employer interested in learning more about Experience for Hire? If so, contact Andrea Palmer at apalmer@aarp.org or by phone at 517-267-8929.


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