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

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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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"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

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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