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.
Upcoming Events
Find success with Michigan Works!
Debbie Bean-Michigan Indusrty Cluster Allience-Raymond Sam.JPG

"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

Beckie Herbert-WIA Adult-Gary Laponsie Pic.jpg

"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

David stands in front of a Midwest Truck Driving School sign with a certificate in his hand, standing between two other men.

Life Changer – A Success Story

David came to Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! looking for assistance in obtaining his GED as he had not fulfilled the requirements to obtain a High School diploma. He also had a baby on the way, so he needed a job to support his family. Michigan Works! staff helped …

Read More
Students sit with their backs to the camera in a classroom setting while a woman from the SBDC stands in front of the class talking to them about starting a business.

Lessons on How to Start a Small Business with JMG

In late November, Nicole Young Potvin from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) met with Jobs for Michigan's Graduates (JMG) students at Jack Reque Alternative High School. During Nicole's presentation, she taught students how to take their future into their own hands by starting a …

Read More
Stock photograph of the top of a police car with its blue lights on.

Serving Those Who Protect and Serve

A partnership among Michigan Works!, the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department, and Lake Superior State University. Every day, Law Enforcement Officers put themselves in harm’s way to serve their communities. This type of service and dedication requires selflessness, education, and comprehensive training. The training and education …

Read More
A closeup of Jason during his TV6 interview. The bottom of the screen reads Jason Venema.

TV6 Interview with Jason of Michigan Works!

Apprentices and National Apprenticeship Week On November 13, 2019 Jason from Michigan Works! UPward Talent Council traveled to TV6 to discuss apprenticeships and National Apprenticeship Week. To watch the interview with Jason, please follow this link. For more information on apprenticeships, please visit an American Job Center in …

Read More
Event flyer with the following printed on it: Come on UP! Connect. Network. Hire. Return North. Friday, November 29th, 2019 from 3 to 5 PM.

MTEC SmartZone’s Return North Event

UPward Talent Council - Michigan Works! is proud to sponsor MTEC SmartZone's Return North event on November 29th at the Continental Fire Company. Via MTEC SmartZone's Website (https://www.mtecsz.com/): MTEC SmartZone will once again be hosting its Return North event this coming November. Return North is an …

Read More
DeJian stands with his hands held together in front of his stomach. He is standing in front of a green tool chest while wearing safety glasses and a hard hat.

National Apprenticeship Week 2019, Continued

DeJian - IBEW 906 Electrician Apprentice ESCANABA, MI – Sometimes, people struggle to find their niche. Other times, they find what seems to be their destiny. DeJian, an Apprentice with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 906 and B&B Electric, is on his way to becoming a …

Read More
Flyer advertising National Apprenticeship Week. It reads: Michigan Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week. November 11th through the 17th. To learn more, visit MiTalent.org/NAW. Michigan Apprenticeships, Experience Sooner.

National Apprenticeship Week

November 11th-17th, 2019 National Apprenticeship Week is a week-long celebration geared towards raising awareness for apprenticeship-based training programs throughout Michigan and the country as a whole. Earn while you learn in an apprenticeship! If you're interested in learning more about apprenticeships and their potential, please visit MiTalent.org/NAW. If …

Read More

© Copyright 2019, Michigan Works UPward | All Rights Reserved | Get Social: | FOIA

Michigan Works! is an Equal Opportunity Employer Michigan Relay Center 711. Auxiliary Aids & Services Available to Individuals with Disabilities.

Affiliated with the Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan. © Michigan Works! UPward Talent Council