Find Your Talent
These resources exist to assist you and your company in accessing talent to help your grow and succeed.
The Global Talent Retention Initiative of Michigan’s (GTRI) Global Opportunity Employer (GOemployer) program certifies companies interested in hiring top talent. GOemployers recognize the need to diversify their workforce as well as tap into underutilized talent pools in order to fill hard-to-fill positions. The program helps international students identify companies that consider all qualified applicants for jobs and will not disqualify viable candidates solely because of their lawful immigration status. GOemployers hire international students who do not require sponsorship for internships and full-time employment and consider sponsoring foreign nationals for employer sponsored work visas (i.e. H-1B).
GTRI is developing a searchable registry of international students who are interested in obtaining internships and/or jobs in Michigan called the Global Opportunity Registry, or GOregistry. GOregistry utilizes talent matching functionality that integrates into employers’ existing talent requisition system. The employer portal for the registry will be available in early 2015. GTRI is currently identifying early adopters who will benefit from introductory pricing.
Please contact Jeff Towns of GTRI directly to learn more at JTowns@MiGTRI.org.
Upwardly Global (UpGlo) works with more than 1,500 immigrants, refugees, and asylees every year to provide job search training and to connect them with employers looking to develop a pipeline of global talent. To date, UpGlo has placed more than 2,200 new Americans who had been unemployed or underemployed working as janitors, taxi drivers, and nannies back into professional jobs as engineers, software developers, and business professionals.