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Looking for a job? Looking to expand your workforce?
You're looking in the right place.
Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium is the region's largest, most accessible, and most effective employment resource for job seekers and employers alike. Whether you're an employer seeking to fill a hard-to-fill position, or a job seeker struggling to find the perfect fit, we are here to help you! Employers, learn more about our employer solutions.
Job seekers, our Service Center staff will work one-on-one with you to provide the assistance you need to overcome employment barriers. Specialized programs and career counseling are also available, as well as workshops that can help you develop the skills necessary to reenter or get ahead in the workforce. All services are FREE to those seeking employment, regardless of your job situation, education level, experience or skill level.
Visit a Michigan Works! Service Center today to prepare yourself for your next career opportunity, and be sure to follow these steps to best position yourself for future career growth:
STEP 1: Visit a Michigan Works! Service Center and begin evaluating your strengths and skills.
STEP 2: Get prepared. Create or update your resume, sharpen your interview skills and more. Michigan Works! will help you put your best foot forward.
STEP 3: Get out there. Take your new skills and confidence with you to compete in the global economy.
All Services Are Available Free of Charge
Adult Education & GED Prep
Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium has partnered with Iosco Regional Educational Service Agency (IRESA) to offer free GED prep and high school completion courses. Learn more
Career Planning helps guide you through the process of determining the best career fit for you. We use web-based tools to gauge your interests and work values, and create a list of possible career choices that would be a good fit for you. You can then research those career choices, learn which are in demand in our region, and decide on the option that is best.
Michigan Works! Staff will then assist you in developing a plan for preparing for that career. This may include classroom training or on-the-job training, focused job search, and/or networking.
Classroom Training offers assistance in learning new skills in order to get a job that is in demand in your area. Classroom training includes college courses or vocational training. If you're interested in furthering your career or obtaining additional training, speak with Michigan Works! Staff to see if you're eligible for tuition assistance and other support services. Find your nearest Service Center
Job Search Assistance
Our Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium Resource Rooms are open to the public for job search purposes. Internet-connected computers, copiers, fax machine, and phones are available for job related activities. A job board displays current job openings and is updated weekly. Talent Specialists are available for one-on-one assistance with career counseling, job search guidance, resume-writing and interview skill development. Find your nearest Service Center
Laid-off or Long-Term Unemployed
We know how discouraging a layoff can be. Especially if you've had a hard time getting back into the workforce. Those with long-term unemployment (out of work 27+ weeks) face even more challenges. Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium offers services and support to all job seekers, regardless of how long you have been out of work. Our Service Center staff can assist in overcoming barriers to employment, such as a lack of recent employment history or missing skill requirements, that make it difficult for you to transition into your next job. We will work with you to develop the materials and skills you need to reenter the workforce.
On-the-Job Training is when a company hires a job seeker as a permanent employee, and gets reimbursed a portion of the individual's wages in order to train him or her for the job. This program is great for job seekers who may have the aptitude to do a job, but not the exact skill set. Learn if this opportunity is right for you by speaking with your local Michigan Works! staff. Employers should contact a Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium Business Services Professional for more information.
PATH (Welfare Reform)
PATH is a program for people receiving cash assistance. To be eligible, you must be referred from the Department of Human Services. The program includes required attendance and participation in activities such as Job Search and Job Readiness, Work Experience, Community Service, and more. Participants must account for a minimum number of hours in the program in order to receive their cash assistance payments.
Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) assists individuals with disabilities in obtaining employment. Rehabilitation counselors offer expert assistance in dealing with training, job search and job retention issues ranging from substance abuse to physical challenges. Learn more
Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium Talent Specialists are available in the Resource Rooms to help you with one-on-one resume writing assistance. Michigan Works! Staff will also assist you in uploading your resume to PMTC, and you can even print out copies of your resume for free. Books and handouts on resume writing are also available. Many Service Centers offer free resume writing workshops. View upcoming workshops
Skills assessments are conducted through the WorkKeys system. The WorkKeys test measures your ability to perform in math, reading, and locating information on the job. The combination of these three tests result in a National Career Readiness Certificate, which can be presented to potential employers. Learn more
Trade Act Program
The Trade Act program (also called TAA or TGAAA) offers financial assistance to workers who have lost their jobs due to competition from companies in other countries. The benefits may include the costs of training for a new career and extended unemployment payments while in training. The company affected must be certified by the U.S. Department of Labor. Learn more
Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium complies with the Jobs for Veterans Act by giving veterans and eligible spouses priority of service status for all programs. In addition, our Veterans Outreach Program Specialists provides intensive services to veterans and eligible spouses and can help identify possible educational/training programs under the various GI Bills to aid in becoming job-ready. Learn more
Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium offers a variety of free job seeker workshops throughout the month. Topics include Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, Life Skills, What Employers Expect, and much more. View upcoming workshops
Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium and it's partners offer a comprehensive range of resources available to help our area's youth complete the necessary steps to improve their education and skill competencies, and to better prepare for successful employment. Access to a full range of services, including work experience programs, credit recovery, drop-out prevention, and more, combined with community resources, are aimed to help lead youth to academic and employment success. Learn more