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    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 170,000 individual members, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive set of resources available.

    The SHRM Foundation funds research, publications and education to advance the HR profession and enhance the effectiveness of HR professionals through an annual fundraising campaign and tax-deductible contributions.

    Michigan Council of the Society for Human Resources Management(MISHRM) members represent local chapters throughout the State of Michigan.

    The H R Certification Institute (HRCI) is the leading independent, internationally-recognized certifying body for the HR profession. HRCI certifications require professionals to demonstrate their expertise in the core principles of HR practices and the applications of those principles.

    The Department of Labor is committed to providing clear and easy-to-access information on how to comply with employment laws and regulations. Such information and guidance is often referred to as "compliance assistance".

    The Michigan Works! System is a customer-driven workforce development system that serves employers and job seekers to ensure that employers have the skilled workers they need and workers have good jobs that provide economic self-sufficiency.

    The Michigan Chamber of Commerce was established in November 1959 to represent employer interests by working to promote conditions favorable to economic development in Michigan.

    The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce has already assembled a seasoned crew that has charted dozens of ways your business can cut costs, attract and keep exceptional employees, and ensure that your business heads in the right direction.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

    The State of MI Bureau of Workers' Unemployment and Compensation, part of the Department of Labor & Economic Growth, has been broken up into three sites to reflect organizational changes: Unemployment Insurance Agency, Workers' Compensation Agency, and Wage & Hour Division.

    Networks Northwest facilitates and manages services and programs for ten counties in the region, including Regional Planning and Community Development; Northwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, Northwest Michigan Works, Workforce Development Board, Northwest Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center, Teamwork NorthWest, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center program, KAL-TEC, Healthcare Regional Skills Alliance of Northwest Michigan, and the Regional Repository for US Census data.