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Find success with Michigan Works!
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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

How we help

Career Exploration

If you need to chart a new career path towards the high-growth jobs of the 21st century, we can guide you toward the appropriate training to meet your goals.

Virtual Career Lab

Need some resume or interview tips? Or would you like to brush up on Microsoft Word or Excel? We’ve assembled a variety of materials and online resources into a Virtual Career Lab, a one-stop classroom that can help jump-start your job search and career.

Staffing Needs Assessments

We can help you determine your staffing needs, market your available jobs, manage your applicants, supplement your training capacity, and even create a customized staffing and training plan for your organization.

Access to Office Equipment and Technology

Make our office your office. Michigan Works! Service Centers have computers, fax machines, printers, resume paper and more to help you search and apply for jobs.
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Firmness of Purpose – A Success Story

WIOA - Adult Program Jesse and his mother came into the Marquette American Job Center in early 2018 to inquire about the availability of funding for training and education. He needed the aforementioned funding in order to finish the Cosmetology Program at Main Street School of …

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Stephen is standing in front of a Midwest Truck Driving School sign holding a certificate and shaking another man's hand.

Stephen’s Success Story

When Stephen moved to the area from Texas, he had experienced several months of unemployment and was having difficulty finding full-time work. He came to the area with experience as a mechanic, but with his specific skill set and a significant gap in employment, it …

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Man in a blue jacket instructing two high school-aged men while they wear safety glasses and hard hats at a Professional Trades Career Day.


Professional Trades Career Days is your chance to work with hands-on demonstrations, learning how you can enter fields where you will earn sustainable wages in long-term employment opportunities. All ages of the general public are invited to explore exciting career opportunities at the Marquette County Fairgrounds from 2:30-5:30 PM on …

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Two Seasonal Jobs, Full-Year Employment

Michael operated a re-sale shop in Newberry, MI until it went out of business in 2017. After his store closed, he supported himself by working a part-time job at a local sporting goods store.  Michael, while working at the sporting goods store, visited MI Works!, and …

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Join the Team Building the New Soo Lock

Are you interested in working on a project vital to the U.S. economy and our national security? Have you been wanting to gain stability, a second career, or retirement benefits? If you answered, "yes," we've found an opportunity built for you. The U.S. Army Corps of …

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Time to Hit the Open Road

A Success Story David came into Michigan Works! after being laid off. David was let go from his previous position where he worked for the past five years earning a fair wage. David attended RESEA (Re-employment Services and Eligibility Assessment) and learned about the different services …

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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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