Resources & Tools

Reports, Publications and Hot Links

SCMW! is dedicated to supplying you with the tools and resources necessary for a successful job search. Utilize the information below to jump start your path to employment.

Jobseeker Resources & Tools
  • This tool provides a snapshot of your chances of finding a career in a particular field based on your education and experience, desired income level, and preferred employment location.

  • Providing tools for job seekers, laid-off workers, students, businesses and career professionals.

  • SalaryExpert® was launched in 2000 to provide reporting on salaries and cost of living from compensation professionals. Our tools help people make informed decisions when planning careers and searching for jobs.

  • The Careers in Health website provides comprehensive information about careers in the healthcare field, the skills and education needed to pursue various careers, licensing requirements and employment information.

  • was launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs.

  • O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

  • Between your kids’ needs and your work headaches, the last thing you need is another time commitment, right? Wrong! Education is the first thing you need. A college degree is the clearest route to self-fulfillment and financial security. Learn how online education can fit in to your busy schedule, and see how other working moms have achieved their educational goals.

  • This site helps Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the services they need. Simply click on one of the five tabs below for links to information about jobs and training, unemployment benefits, health care, family support and housing. Then click on the particular link that describes the help you're seeking.

  • No matter whether you're entering the job market for the first time or changing careers after 20 years, and no matter whether you’re interested in a specific industry or just trying to learn about different options, there is good news: Right now, there are hundreds of thousands of jobs just waiting to be filled by people with the right skills. To be considered, you’ll need to learn these skills and earn the credentials employers are looking for. Which is exactly what Discover Your Skills is all about. From general questions about choosing a career to education and training options to inspirational videos and information about specific industries, this site can put you on the path to a well-paying, much-needed job. The kind of job we all depend on to maintain our way of life. Your future starts now. Good luck.

Education Resources & Tools
  • This website is here to help you learn the practical, straightforward skills you need to excel in your career.

Veteran Resources
  • The Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, provides seamless transition for Servicemembers, expands education and training opportunities for Veterans, and provides tax credits for employers who hire Veterans with service-connected disabilities.

  • If you are an honorably discharged Veteran or a member of the Guard or Reserve, the Veterans Business Resource Center can assist you. Our staff of experts can help guide you toward your entrepreneurial goals.

  • To honor and empower Wounded Warriors.

Disability Resources
  • The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

Community Resources

  • Michigan 2-1-1 is a free, confidential service that connects you with local community-based organizations across the state offering thousands of different programs and services for people seeking answers. Whether you are looking for medical help, foreclosure prevention programs, shelter or utility assistance, help with food or clothing, or any other challenge facing your family, a call to Michigan 2-1-1 may provide the answers you are looking for.