Workforce Development

​​​​​​At Your Service to find Talent

​​Learn what services are best for your needs. Oakland County Michigan Works! provides FREE workforce services to businesses and talent at eight Michigan Works! locations. 

Offered are talent attraction, management and retention services for businesses and career management, training and placement for job seekers.  Every day, more than 1,200 people visit Oakland County Michigan Works!

Services offered

  • Talent attraction
  • Management 
  • Retention services for businesses 
  • Career management 
  • Training and placement for job seekers​
Oakland County Michigan Works


Ferndale Oakland County Michigan Works! location is closing effective June 29, 2018.
Pontiac Oakland County Michigan Works! location will be assuming new management July 1, 2018
Please note the following changes:
  • The Pontiac Oakland County Michigan Works! office will temporarily remain at the same location – 1850 N. Perry St. in Pontiac
  • A new permanent location will be selected within Pontiac
  • Some services may be limited at the Pontiac location between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2018, however the full array of services are offered by visiting our other Oakland County Michigan Works! locations

 Oakland County Michigan Works! News

Michigan’s “Going PRO Talent Fund” Awards $1.8 Million to Area Businesses to Hire or Train Workers and Apprentices
Going Pro Talent Fund

WATERFORD, Mich. – Jan. 3, 2019 – Sixty-eight Oakland County businesses will share $1.8 million in Going PRO Talent Fund
grants awarded by the Michigan Talent Investment Agency/Workforce Development Agency.

Oakland County employers – with the support of Oakland County Michigan Works! – were awarded the
funds to hire and train 324 new employees, expand the skills of 1,100 existing workers and create 45 new
registered apprenticeships during the year.

“The needs of our employers across the county continue to evolve and the state’s Going PRO Talent Fund
plays a key role in hiring and training people with the skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow,” Oakland
County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “I congratulate each company that will be receiving a grant.”

Since 2013, county employers have received more than $7.5 million of Going PRO Talent Fund grants from
Oakland County Michigan Works! and the state. Workers will be trained and receive industry-recognized
credentials in advanced manufacturing, software development, construction trades and robotic operations.

Area companies receiving grants include: FCA (Auburn Hills), Ruby + Associates (Bingham Farms),
Technosoft Corp. (Southfield), ESG Automotive (Troy), BorgWarner (Auburn Hills), Schumacher Electric
(Ortonville), Minth North America (Wixom), Red Level Networks (Novi), Urgent Plastic Services (Rochester
Hills) and Henry Ford Health System (Waterford). A list of the companies receiving awards is attached.

“We had unprecedented interest in this program across the county,” said Jennifer Llewellyn, workforce
development manager for Oakland County. “Given the demand for these available training funds not only
here but across the state, I’m very happy so many of our companies received grants.”

Llewellyn said the Oakland County Michigan Works! team worked diligently to help employers apply for the

“Working closely with our staff, the companies had a short window to complete their applications and it’s
gratifying to see their hard work pay off,” she said.

Oakland County Michigan Works! provides talent attraction, management and retention services for
businesses, and career management, training and placement services for job seekers at seven locations in
Oakland County. Visit or call 800-285-9675 for more information.

Going PRO Award Recipients

News Releases
Michigan's "Going PRO Talent Fund" Awards $1.8 Million to Area Businesses to Hire or Train Workers and Apprentices
Two in one pdfOC Michigan Works! Agency to Consolidate Two Offices to Improve Services for Area Businesses and Job Seekers
Pontiac Transition pdfPontiac Office Transition

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