The Chamber is working with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to promote the Community Ventures program to Flint employers and unemployed residents.  The program aims to help long-term unemployed individuals pursue career opportunities at Michigan companies.  Supportive resources and talent match services are available to employers and to assist job seekers with a career pathway.

Employers who hire eligible applicants for long-term, full-time positions are eligible for $5,000 to assist with employment costs.  Job seekers who fit the eligibility criteria include those who are long-term unemployed, at-risk youth, ex-offenders and low-income individuals.

To learn more about Community Ventures contact the MEDC at (517) 373-9808 or email communityventures@michigan.org .