Media Room

South Central Michigan Works! strives to make it easy for reporters and news outlets to help the community understand our economy and how to be successful.

We are able to assist reporters with stories covering:

The economy and economic trends
Business expansions or layoffs
Unemployment rates and trends
Specific industries, particularly manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, finance, and retail
Hiring persons with disabilities
Education and retraining

To arrange an interview or for additional information, contact Community Relations Officer, Nicole Bell, or call 517-841-5627 ext. 64215.

Service Delivery

In the past all services delivered through the SCMW! Service Centers have been done through contractors. Currently SCMW! holds contracts with HRDI (Human Resources Development, Inc.) and JCC (Jackson Community College) for the delivery of Core and Intensive services through our Tri-County Service Centers of Hillsdale, Jackson and Lenawee.

Under the waiver passed down by the State of Michigan, SCMW! will now be granted the opportunity to deliver services directly for the pilot period of two years. During the two year pilot period SCMW! will be responsible to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Reduction of Overhead
  • Overall Elimination of Costs
  • Direct Customer Service vs Overhead
  • Lean Processes
  • Productivity Efficiency Gains
  • Demand Driven

It is the desire of SCMW! to continue to provide essential Workforce Development services to our communities. Through the changes our organization will undergo in the upcoming months we have confidence that our agency will withstand the budget cuts that are being made at the federal level and that we will be able to maintain the level of services that are currently being provided in our communities.

  • Permission to directly deliver Core and Intensive Services through the South Central Michigan Works! Service Centers.

  • From the office of Elliot Forsyth, Director of the Workforce Development Agency. Permission for South Central Michigan Works! to directly deliver Core and Intensive services.