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Aug. 3, 2021

Helping overcome barriers to employment

The Michigan Employment Clinic has launched a new website to help people with disabilities or criminal records overcome barriers to obtaining and retaining employment. The website and its resources are free to use and provide support for both job seekers and employers in the Lansing area.

Mi-EC is an independent organization founded in the fall of 2020 by MSU researchers Stacy Hickox, associate professor in the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, and Connie Sung from the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education. “We started Mi-EC last year because we saw a real need to support people who want jobs but face barriers to getting hired because of their disability or criminal record,” Hickox said. 

Read more on the College of Social Science website.

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