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For those who have served time in prison, landing a job is an incredibly difficult task.  Fortunately, the organization Michigan Works! Southeast has provided opportunities to clean up criminal records and get people back in the workplace.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly talk about a recent expungement fair with Michigan Works! Southeast career advisor Herb Fluker and Walter Griffin, who has benefitted from this event.


A free expungement workshop is taking place Saturday, June 2nd in Ypsilanti.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Johnny Epps, the service manager of the Michigan Works Washtenaw Service Center, and with Herb Fluker, a career adviser for Michigan Works, about what impact the event can have on the lives of those who participate and the overall community.


Michigan Works

Michigan Works is asking Washtenaw County businesses to provide employment to young adults this summer.


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Washtenaw County's Michigan Works office, along with other local groups, created an employment program to help keep young people busy during the summer.  The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Community Engagement Department is one of the locations where some of those teens are working.


Summer 16
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The Summer 16 Youth Employment Program in Washtenaw County closed its enrollment after only two weeks because of high demand.  


Washtenaw County Michigan Works

The current unemployment rate in Michigan is about 4.8%.  It's lower in Washtenaw County.


Washtenaw County Michigan Works

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, Michigan Works, and the Regional Chamber of Commerce have partnered to bring employment to young people in the area.