- Workforce Initiative
Community Action Agency (CAA): Promotion of self-sufficiency in individuals and in the surrounding communities. CAA consists of thousands of volunteers and over 190 people on staff working hard every day to provide for their community.
Department of Human Services (DHS): The Department of Human Services is Michigan's public assistance, child and welfare agency. DHS directs the operations of public assistance and service programs through a network of 100 county departments of human service offices throughout the state.
The Enterprise Group: The Enterprise Group works with companies that have specific needs, whether it's getting through the permit process, finding a location, cutting through the red tape with a state or local agency or locating housing for key personnel. They are committed to make your expansion here as easy as possible.
Experience Works: Experience Works is a national, non-profit, community based organization whose mission is to put the experience of older individuals to work.
Goodwill Industries: Goodwill Industries is one of the world's largest non-profit provider of education, training, and career services for people with disadvantages, such as welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education or work experience, as well as those with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities.
Jackson Area Manufacturers Association (JAMA): A volunteer organization focused on helping improve business processes and practices by being a leader in technology information and training, offering state governmental help and guidance, educational assistance and workforce development.
Jackson County Chamber of Commerce: The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary partnership of business & community leaders and residents working together to build a healthy economy and to improve the quality of life in Jackson.
Jackson College (JC): JC has a crucial role to play as students seek appropriate education and credentials. The college's efforts in this area are strengthened by a robust partnership between JC and South Central Michigan Works!. They bring together public and private sector groups to help employers recruit, develop and retain skilled workers. Students and job seekers are assisted with skill building and connecting with quality jobs as well as resources for continued career advancement. The focus is to ensure this region creates and sustains prosperity based on strong employers with an adequate supply of skilled workers.
Job Corps: Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money, and take control of their lives.
Michigan Commission for the Blind: The Michigan Commission for the Blind (MCB) serves approximately 4,500 blind persons each year through its programs. Vocational rehabilitation services, independent living services, deaf blind services, youth services, the business enterprise program, and the MCB training center.
Michigan Department of Career Development Rehabilitation Services (MRS): The mission of MRS is to assist Michigan residents with disabilities into employment and self-sufficiency.
Workforce Development Agency - Veteran Services : Veteran services include information available on career opportunities, entrepreneurs, federal benefits, State of Michigan benefits, military transcripts, transition assistance and re-employment rights.
Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC): The MI-SBDC network provides a full range of services for a variety of small businesses that are emerging and growing throughout Michigan; new venture companies, existing small businesses, expanding businesses, new technology companies, and innovators.
Michigan Commission on Disability Concerns: The Michigan Commission on Disability Concerns which includes the division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing responds to and advocates on behalf of Michigan's 1.9 million people with disabilities.