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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.
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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Informative booth set up for the early childhood job fair

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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Meet MI Works! Event Flyer for Engadine Library

More Meet MI Works! Events to be Held this Summer

MI Works! has added two more Meet MI Works! Events to this summers schedule. Join us at one of the following events... Curtis Public Library, 9220 N. Portage Avenue, Curtis, MI, 49820Time:  7/23/19, Tuesday, noon to 3pm Whitefish Township Library,  7247 M-123, Paradise, MI 49768Time:  7/24/19, …

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Darren Widder, workforce services manager at Michigan Works! in Escanaba talks with reporter from TV 6

Michigan Works! provides services to teens looking for summer jobs

ESCANABA, Mich. (WLUC) - High school students and even college students can take advantage of the services provided by Michigan Works! to find summer employment. Darren Widder, workforce services manager at Michigan Works! in Escanaba, says there are more than 2,000 jobs listed in the MiWorks! database, …

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Early Childhood and Human Services Job Fair

Early Childhood Community Seeking Qualified Applicants

Great Start Collaborative to host Early Childhood Job Fair at Michigan Works in Hancock Hancock, MI – A job fair focused on early childhood and human service employment positions will be held on Thursday, June 20 from 1:30 to 4:30pm at the Michigan Works office in Hancock. …

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Meet MI Works! Event Flyer for Engadine Library

Meet MI Works! Event

Join us Monday, July 22 from 1pm - 3pm at the Engadine Public Library to learn about the services MI Works! has to offer. There will be a demonstration of Pure Michigan Talent Connect where you can learn how to access the thousands of jobs …

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Return North Professional Careers Reception

Return North Event

RETURN NORTH is a professional careers reception aiming to match Upper Peninsula employers searching for talent with candidates looking to take their careers back to the place they love. This year’s July event is being hosted in the heart of Marquette’s downtown, and features a …

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Going Pro in Michigan information sessions, The Going PRO Training Fund (GPTF) provides funding to companies for workforce training. Learn more about the application process, training, grant requirements and funding parameters. Reserve your spot today! rsvp@isupward.org

Going Pro Talent Fund Information Sessions

Escanaba, MI – June 2019 – UPward Talent Council Michigan Works! will be holding information sessions on the Going PRO Talent Fund over the next few months. Last year Upper Peninsula employers received funding in total of $1,154,724 from the Going PRO Talent Fund. There were 34 …

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Soo Locks Virtual Job Fair

Are you interested in working on a project vital to the US economy and our national security? Have you been wanting to Live, Work and Play in Michigan's Upper Peninsula? The US Army Corps of Engineers is looking for highly skilled civilians to engage on the …

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