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Metromode article highlights Global Talent Retention Initiative career conferences at Wayne State and other URC institutions

March 29, 2012

Michigan is making a concerted effort to attract and retain its skilled workforce, specifically with well-educated immigrants, through the Global Talent Retention Initiative of Southeast Michigan. The New Economy Initiative-funded effort is working to attract and keep its graduates (both home-grown and from out-of-state/country) in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. The idea is to accelerate the growth of Metro Detroit's new economy by deepening our talent pool. The initiative will hold a number of joint career conferences hosted by the three University Research Corridor institutions (Wayne State University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University) and four partner institutions. These conferences aim to entice foreign-born college students to stay in Michigan to live and work by helping them connect with immigration-friendly employers and prepare them for the cultural nuances unique to their job search in Michigan.