Find a career that matches your strengths & interests

Find a career that matches your strengths & interests

Looking for a job? You’re in the right place!

Looking for a job? You’re in the right place!

Michigan Works! is one of the most valuable and accessible resources to help you find a rewarding career. Visit one of our offices today to prepare yourself for your next career opportunity.

GET IN: Visit a One-Stop Service Center and begin by evaluation your strengths and skills.

GET PREPARED: Create or update your resume, sharpen interview skills, learn about new careers that might interest you.

GAIN THE EMPLOYMENT ADVANTAGE: Visit any of our Service Centers to meet a Talent Specialist who can work with you every step of the way to employment.

Job Seeker Services

Career support

Services include, outreach, orientation to other services, initial assessments, job search and placement assistance. Training Services include on-the-job training, skill upgrading and occupational skills training. Also,

  • Resume Building
  • Interviewing Skills 
  • Career Advancement and Education 
  • Career Guidance

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Helping young workers find the right career experience is linked closely to local labor market needs and community youth programs and services, with strong connections between academic and occupational learning.

Youth services include tutoring, study skills training, alternative secondary school offerings. Also,

  • Work Experience 
  • Paid and Unpaid Work Experience 
  • Occupational 
  • Skill Training 
  • Leadership Development Opportunities 
  • Supportive Services 
  • Adult Mentoring, Guidance and Counseling

Specialized Services

  • Veteran
  • Displaced Worker
  • Job Fairs
  • Talent Tours


Pure Michigan Talent Connect was designed for anyone looking for job opportunities in Michigan. Anyone can create an account, regardless of their work history or the type of work they are seeking. Pure Michigan Talent Connect is a way for you to market yourself and your availability for work to employers on a state-wide basis.
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"I got a job right away after completing my CDL training as a Concrete Mixer Driver. Michigan Works helped me find the career I wanted and helped me identify the training I needed."

Raymond Sam

Driver, Great Lakes Mineral

"If I hadn't gone in to Michigan Works I wouldn't be in this exciting career putting my education to use."

Alaine Perry

Water Generalist, Verso Paper Company

"They were my connection to employers and jobs when I moved to the area."

Timothy Taylor

Machinist, Stewart Manufacturing

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"Michigan Works helped me obtain my CDL and that led to a full time position."

Gary Laponsie

General Labor/Driver, Burton Excavating

"We work closely with Michigan Works! when we are looking for people to staff our openings…Another important project that Michigan Works! is facilitating is working with our local intermediate School District’s Pre-Engineering program to develop a new LED lighting system that we hope will allow us to re-light our iconic sign."

Bobbi Ryan

Owner, Jack's Restaurant

"The resources Michigan Works has available are amazing and changed my life."

Beth Manninen

Accountant, Kvivioja & Van Effen CPAs

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ESS Michigan/WillSub Hiring Subs in the Central U.P.

Join us at this event if you are interested in substitute Teaching and Paraprofessional positions! ESS Michigan/WillSub will be in the Hancock and Marquette American Job Centers (AJC) searching for the next, great group of Substitutes on August 27th, 2019. From 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM, representatives …

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LiftUP – Business Resource Network Interview with TV 6

Thank you for the feature, Upper Michigan's Source! Click this link to watch the video featuring Jim Huff, the LiftUP - Business Resource Network Manager. The LiftUp - Business Resource Network is a service offered by the UPward Talent Council - Michigan Works! geared towards increasing employee …

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GoingPRO Interview with TV 6

Check out this video from TV 6, Upper Michigan's Source! The Workforce Services Manager of the Eastern Upper Peninsula, Denise, was on-hand to talk about the benefits of the GoingPRO program through the State of Michigan. For more information about our programs and services, feel …

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LiftUp Aims to Increase Employee Retention And Satisfaction

LiftUp, a service provided by the UPward Talent Council - Michigan Works!, helps employers retain and engage their employees through on-site training and success coaching. For more information about this service, please visit InvestUP's article featured on their website. Please contact the LiftUP Business Resource Network by …

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Akitoshi Hiraki cuts the ceremonial ribbon | From left to right: Waupaca Foundry EVP, John Wiesbrock; Waupaca Foundry President, COO & CEO Michael Nikolai; Vice Chairmen of Hitachi Metals Ltd, Akitoshi Hiraki; Rep. Greg Markkanen – State Representative 110th District; Sen. Ed McBroom – State Senator 38th District; MEDC CEO Jeff Mason; MEDC Business Development Project Manager David Kurtycz; City of Ironwood Mayor Annette Burchell

Waupaca Foundry opens operations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Story and photograph via the Michigan Economic Development Corporation There's some great news for the Upper Peninsula! On July 18, Waupaca Foundry commenced operations in Ironwood, MI! Business and employment opportunities are expanding in the Upper Peninsula. For more information about this development, please follow this link. …

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JOIN THE 2020 CENSUS TEAM

The Luce County Michigan Works! American Job Center is Hosting a Census Recruiting Event NEWBERRY, MI, JULY 2019 — On July 22nd, 2019, the Luce County Michigan Works! American Job Center is hosting an informational event for those interested in working for the 2020 U.S. Census as temporary Census Takers. …

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Justin Tuttle standing in front of his Bowman Gas, Co. propane truck in a paved parking lot.

Achieving Goals: Long-Term Unemployed to Year-Round Delivery Driver 

This winter, Justin was laid off from his groundskeeper and maintenance job. He visited the Luce County Michigan Works! American Job Center to register for work as required by the Unemployment Insurance Agency. Justin informed staff he had a long history of unemployment and hoped to change that trend. Justin expressed a desire …

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Early Childhood Job Fair Hosted in Houghton County

The Michigan Works! Houghton County American Job Center hosted a Job Fair on Thursday, June 20th. Eight employers and three training institutions participated looking to fill early childhood positions including teachers, aides, parapros, substitute teachers, daycare coordinators, playgroup supervisors, bus drivers, cafeteria help, and administrative assistants. There were also employers …

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