- Workforce Initiative
South Central Michigan Works! is the region's largest and most effective employment resource for jobseekers. Along with the Pure Michigan Talent Connect, which will be your online destination to find local careers in your field , we offer a wide variety of programs and services to help jobseekers of all skill levels and backgrounds find a job.
Find the service that's right for you.
Find a Job - Connect to the Pure Michigan Talent Connect
Employability Skills - Take our on-line courses
Laid Off Worker Services - Find help if you've been laid off
Disability Services - Resources for disabled jobseekers
Resources & Tools - reports, publications and hot links
SCMW! offers services and support for those who are either facing a layoff, or have experienced one. Regardless of a jobseeker's situation, education level, experience, and skill level, the Service Center staff assist in overcoming barriers to employment.
If you've been laid off
No-cost, specialized activities and career counseling are available, as well as training and workshops that can help a jobseeker develop the materials and skills necessary to reenter the workforce.
We work with local employers to find employment opportunities for every type of jobseeker. Our Business Services Manager recruit employers for Career Fairs, Employer of the Day and hiring and training opportunities. Information and applications are available in all three service centers.
We work with jobseekers to improve their job search, resume writing and interviewing skills in order to help them find employment. We supply referrals for assessments, GED or High School Diploma preparation, community resources such as budgeting, family counseling, or childcare and other supportive services that may be necessary.
We offer training opportunities to jobseekers that need to upgrade their skills through vocational education in order to find employment. Training can be On-the-Job (OJT) with a local employer leading to a certificate, or in a classroom setting with an Individual Training Account leading to a degree, license or certification.
We provide eighteen months of follow up services to ensure the customer can maintain employment, is receiving wages and benefits as planned and is self sufficient.
If you have a disability that is preventing you from finding employment, South Central Michigan Works! wants to help. By partnering with Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) we can provide a wide variety of opportunities to the disabled population.
Interested in finding out more? Click here for information on MRS.