Connect to Care
makes it easy for health professionals to find jobs in high
demand due to COVID-19; MDHHS promotes employment website
LANSING, July 23, 2020: As long-term care facilities look to
hire additional health care workers due to demands created by
COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Health and Human
Services (MDHHS) promotes the Connect to Care website where
health professionals can quickly and easily find and apply for
The employment website matches job seekers in the health care
field with licensed long-term care facilities that need to
immediately hire for long- and short-term positions, including
certified nursing assistants, registered nurses and licensed
Long-term care facilities also need direct care workers – also
known as personal care assistants, paid caregivers, home health
aides, personal care aides and nursing assistants – to assist
people who are sick, injured, living with physical or mental
disabilities, or who cannot care for themselves.
“Long-term care facilities in Michigan faced significant
staffing challenges prior to the pandemic,” said Dr. Alexis
Travis, senior deputy director of the MDHHS Aging & Adult
Services Agency “While we recognize there are often staffing
challenges within nursing facilities, we know that support is
needed now more than ever.”
Connect to Care Jobs allows licensed long-term care facilities
to identify gaps in specific staffing needs they have on
particular days. At the same time, health care professionals who
are licensed and/or trained for the various roles needed by
these facilities can register their availability and willingness
to fill shifts.
To help address this need, MDHHS has partnered with ADvancing
States, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting older
adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers.
Michigan’s departments of Labor and Economic Opportunity and
Licensing and Regulatory Affairs also are partners in this
It’s easy, fast and free for job seekers to use.
Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest
information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.