For Employers

In addition to the opportunity to help the community and individuals seeking to better their lives, employers participating in Earn + Learn enjoy many benefits, including:

  • Free access to qualified workers who are recruited, screened, prepared and supported by Earn + Learn.
  • Up to $5,000 grants to employers who hire and retain employees for at least one year. These grants are available through enrollment in the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Community Ventures Program.
  • Post-employment supportive services to help participants do well at work. Earn + Learn works with both employers and employees to address any issues that arise. If an employer needs to terminate an Earn +Learn employee at any time during the subsidized term, Earn + Learn will work to identify new candidates.

Employers wanting to participate in Earn + Learn should contact:

Job Developer at Focus: HOPE
313-494-4435
Earn + Learn Coordinator at Southwest Economic Solutions
313-297-0078
Angela Rayford
Earn + Learn Workforce Development Specialist at Southwest Economic Solutions
313-297-0099