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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Raymond Sam

"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

Alaine Perry

"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

Timothy Taylor

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

Timothy Taylor

Machinist, Stewart Manufacturing

Gary Laponsie

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

Gary Laponsie

General Labor/Driver, Burton Excavating

Bobbi Ryan

"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

Beth Manninen

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

Beth Manninen

Accountant, Kvivioja & Van Effen CPAs

UPWARD at Chippewa County Job Fair

Sault Ste. Marie, MI (March 21, 2019)—The Chippewa County Job Fair was held on Thursday, March 21 at the LSSU Walker Cisler Center. There were 49 employers present at the event along with job seekers of all ages. The jobs that were available ranged from …

Success Story: WIOA unemployed to employed

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI (2017) —Susie came to Michigan Works! with the hopes of assistance in filling out an online job application for Meijer, after being assisted in the process of the job application she was also enrolled into the WIOA-DW program. She was previously let …

Success Story: Thinking Ahead

Sault Ste. Marie, MI (March 21, 2019)—The Chippewa County Job Fair was held on Thursday, March 21 at the LSSU Walker Cisler Center. There were 49 employers present at the event along with job seekers of all ages. The jobs that were available ranged from seasonally part-time …

Success Story: Diante’s Peak

MARINETTE, WI (2018) —Diante and his family are originally from Sterling, Illinois. For the past five years Diante worked as a material handler, not making a enough money to care for his family of eight. Through hard work Diante was offered a substantially better wage in …

Success Story: Career Changing Gears

MARQUETTE (2018) — Marie attended RESEA program sessions at Michigan Works! service center in Marquette, Michigan. Marie was a recent dislocated worker and was unsure of what to do for work and what assistance would be available to her. In past years Marie worked as an office …

UPWARD at NMU Winter Semester Career Fair

MARQUETTE, MI (March 20, 2019)— Michigan Works! made an appearance at Northern Michigan University's 29th Annual Winter Semester Career Fair where about 60 employers in all different fields were on hand to meet with students. According to NMU Career Services, between 200-300 students usually attend …

UPWARD at Gwinn Wellness Fair

GWINN, MI (Feb. 17, 2019)—Michigan Works! had 3 JMG students volunteer at the Gwinn Wellness Fair on Sunday.  They talked with younger students, peers, and others from throughout the community about their career path and how Career Technical Education, Middle College, and Jobs for Michigan's …

UPWARD at Dan Perkins Open House

ISHPEMING, MI (Feb. 26, 2019)— Local Dan Perkins construction company held an industry after hours event for students and anyone looking to be an employee of the company. Many were in attendance including MARESA and JMG students, Michigan Works, Great Lakes recovery Center, Lake Superior …

UPPER PENINSULA EMPLOYERS RECEIVE $1,154,724 IN GOING PRO TALENT FUNDS

ESCANABA (December 2018)—  The UPward Talent Council Michigan Works! is pleased to announce that Upper Peninsula employers have received funding in total of $1,154,724 from the Going PRO Talent Fund. Last year, Upper Peninsula employers received $685,097 in funding. Applications closed on October 12, 2018 and …

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