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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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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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