Teresa, a single mother of 3, was unemployed and had barriers to getting back to work, including a lack of childcare for her child, the loss of financial assistance, and health problems, all of which blocked her from returning to her job as a bartender.
Michael needed help with his resume and cover letter. He was unfamiliar with computers, so his wife, Jennifer, reached out to Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! for assistance.
LeAnna was having trouble finding work. She had physical limitations and a few periods of time with no work on her outdated resume. She visited the Luce County Michigan Works! office in Newberry seeking resume help.
You got a new job and your first day is in a couple of weeks. What do you need to do before your first day? Should you buy a new wardrobe, get a haircut, and wash your car? Read on to see our suggestions.
Jamie came to Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! (UPMW) as an application eligibility period (AEP) participant through PATH, a cash assistance program, in December 2020. She had over fourteen barriers including health problems, legal problems, financial troubles, and more.
David “DJ” Fontaine, a former Kitchen Manager at a Houghton employer, came to UP Michigan Works! after he called our office and requested assistance applying for Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) benefits.
Through a combination of programs and hands-on assistance, UP Michigan Works! helped Jacqueline get ready to win!
William came to Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! as a participant in one of our Soft Skills classes in the Spring of 2019. We enrolled William in the beginning of May as an In-School Youth after discussing opportunities for advancement through our programs and services.
Times have been challenging for some employees, particularly those who have experienced periods of being unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Holly Desotell has been employed at Stewart Manufacturing for over 3 years, but sporadic plant shutdowns over the past several months created financial hardships she was not prepared for.