Work Search Requirement Begins May 30

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Beginning May 30, 2021, claimants receiving unemployment benefits will be required to actively search for work and report at least one work search activity for each week they claim benefits. You must report your work search activity when you certify. Your benefits will not be paid until your work search activities have been reported to UIA.

New Interviewing Etiquette in the Post-COVID Era

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Michigan Works! is ready to help guide you through the new rules of interviewing. Interviews are difficult for both the employer and interviewee, especially now that COVID-19 has modified previous practices that have been in place for a long time. Here are answers to some of the questions Michigan Works! has been asked:

Find Assistance through the MRLA

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Applications for Employee Assistance Grants through the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association open for submission beginning at 9:00 AM on January 15th, 2021.

UPMW in the News – 6/17/2020

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Throughout this pandemic, Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! (UPMW) has pivoted to meet the needs of the communities we serve.

Michigan Work Share Program

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As stated by the Michigan Dept. of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO), “Michigan’s Work Share program allows employers to restart their business and bring employees back from unemployment…”

Re-Opening Businesses in Michigan

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Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! wants all Michigan residents to be prepared when businesses are legally allowed to resume operations. To ensure the safety and well-being of the Upper Peninsula’s citizens, we are providing you with guidelines and tools from the CDC.

What is a Non-Monetary Issue?

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When there is an issue, a situation, or condition that affects the claimant’s benefits rights, the UIA must conduct an investigation. This is called a non-monetary issue.