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

begin your career

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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Michigan Conservation Officer Recruitment

Do you enjoy working in the outdoors? Are you interested in helping people and protecting natural resources? Michigan's Conservation Officers (CO) are among the most highly-trained law enforcement officers in the country. They are fully-commissioned peace officers who protect the State's natural and cultural …

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Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Tours NMU

NMU Electrical Lineman Open House UPward staff member Meagan brought Jobs for Michigan's Graduates students to the Northern Michigan University Electrical Lineman Open House on October 17th as part of #CareersInEnergyWeek. JMG students toured the classrooms used to educate future Linemen, met instructors, observed various exercises and …

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A student sits in front of a welding simulator with a welder in hand and a man in a red polo is standing next to him instructing him on how to weld.

Freshman Manufacturing Day at Lake Superior State University

On October 18, 2019, Freshman Manufacturing Day took place at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Students attending this event from around the Eastern Upper Peninsula learned about skilled trades, manufacturing, communication, and teamwork. Activities included a welding simulator, a competition to see …

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Career Readiness at Sault Area High School

On October 17, Leslie and Jason from Michigan Works! attended multiple sessions of the Career Readiness class at Sault Area High School in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Leslie and Jason talked about their jobs and Michigan Works! programs and services, the Pathfinder program, resume best practices, …

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JMG Students Get a Visitor

This week, Michigan Works! staff member Amy helped to facilitate a special guest speaker for Jobs for Michigan's Graduates students at Jack Reque High School in Manistique, MI. Michigan State Police Officer Sgt. Giannunzio visited the Jobs for Michigan's Graduates students, discussed his job with them, …

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LSSU Fall Career Fair

On Friday, October 11, 2019, Beckie and Holly from the Chippewa American Job Center in Sault Ste. Marie, MI attended the Lake Superior State University Fall Career Fair in the Cisler Center on LSSU's campus. At this event, Beckie and Holly were able to discuss programs …

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Application Assistance Event – TSA

On October 9, 2019, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) held an event at the Chippewa County American Job Center in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. The purpose of this event was to promote positions at TSA, and to assist interested individuals through the application process on …

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Longevity – A Success Story

WIOA—Dislocated Worker Joseph came to a Michigan Works! office needing assistance during his seasonal layoff. He had been working as a Laborer for an Upper Peninsula employer making a less than $12.00 per hour. Every winter, Joseph was laid off. As such, he could not adequately …

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Students stand around a table in a basketball gymnasium listening to a presenter give them information about prospective careers.

Career Speed Dating at Marquette Senior High School

On October 7th, over 200 sophomores from Marquette Senior High School participated in a Career Speed Dating Event. In this Career Speed Dating Event, the students spent nine minutes each at nine tables representing occupations in health sciences, industrial and construction technologies, information technologies, and more. …

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