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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!

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  • Training and placement for job seekers​
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Money Smart Week
Money Smart Week
March 30 – April 5, 2019 | morning and afternoon sessions available
Multiple Locations

Take a look at the free and informative seminars available to help you manage your money better

Oakland County Michigan Works! continues its partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to bring you Money Smart Week again this year.

There is something for everyone. Subjects range from budgeting and understanding credit to protecting yourself from identity theft to retirement planning, plus other timely topics. Held at different Michigan Works! offices across the county, each seminar features local experts who want to share their knowledge to help you make smart money decisions.

To check out the full schedule of Oakland County seminars, and to register:

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Oakland County Michigan Works! Offers Local Consumers Money Smart Week Seminars

Money Smart Week

WATERFORD, Mich. – March 13, 2019 – Oakland County Michigan Works! is again partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to bring Money Smart Week – a series of 22 free seminars from March 30-April 5 – designed to help consumers in southeast Michigan make smart decisions with their money.

The free sessions will be held at Michigan Works! service centers in Highland, Novi, Oak Park, Pontiac, Southfield, Troy and Waterford. Seminar leaders include experts from local banks, credit unions, investment firms, realty offices and Oakland County. Seminar topics include home buying, recovering from a financial crisis, launching a career, understanding credit scores, avoiding mortgage and property tax foreclosure, woman’s financial independence, dos and don’ts of renting, achieving financial goals, identity theft prevention, stock investing, teens and money, insurance during the golden years, and retirement planning.

“The Oakland County Michigan Works! team has compiled an impressive schedule of seminars and speakers who are anxious to share their expertise with community members,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “These free and informative seminars can help consumers better manage their money. Space is limited, so I encourage you to sign up now.”

People can review the entire Money Smart Week schedule, seminar locations and register at Across Michigan, there will be 600 free seminars in 50 counties. Last year, 34,695 people attended Money Smart Week seminars in the state, which led the nation, according to the Michigan Council on Economic Education.

“This is our sixth year of involvement with Money Smart Week and it has grown quite popular in Oakland County,” said Jennifer Llewellyn, manager of Oakland County Michigan Works! “There’s something for everyone, and we expect another year of strong attendance. Anyone interested should register now, rather than wait to the last minute.”

Money Smart Week is the most comprehensive financial education campaign in the country. Launched in Chicago in 2002 with just 40 events, it has expanded significantly to become the only national financial educational program for people at all stages of life, according to the campaign organizers. Over the past several years Oakland County Michigan Works! has become one of the state’s leading host partners and is a model for other counties, according to state organizers.

Oakland County Michigan Works! helps more than 45,000 job seekers prepare for careers and conduct job searches each year. The agency provides services to businesses including talent recruitment, talent retention and training support, and labor market information.

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