COVID-19 Recovery Program

Take your career in a new direction with a training grant of up to $4,000

Has Your Job Been Impacted by COVID-19? You are not alone.

Take your career in a new direction with a training grant of up to $4,000!

COVID-19 Recovery Program Information Flyer

​Career and training services for jobseekers adversely affected by COVID-19

COVID-19 Recovery Program

Thousands of workers in Oakland County have lost their jobs and are struggling to find work during the pandemic. During this time Oakland County Michigan Works! continues to assist them with finding their next career opportunities, as well as help employers find the talent they need.

The COVID-19 Recovery Program offers eligible job seekers opportunities to receive free training for a range of high-demand, high-tech jobs across the region in health care, advanced manufacturing and information technology.

​Up to $4,000* is available for:

  • Virtual training
  • Short-term training programs
  • On-the-job instruction
  • Pre-apprenticeship training
  • Registered apprenticeships
*eligibility requirements apply

 Eligibility Requirements

​To quality for funding from the COVID-19 Recovery Program, job seekers must fall into one of the following categories:

Temporarily or permanently laid off as a result of COVID-19
Unemployed for 27 or more consecutive weeks
A self-employed individual who became unemployed or significantly underemployed because of COVID-19
An individual unlikely to return to work or laid off due to a plant closure or substantial layoff
A displaced spouse of a member of the armed forces

 ​To Determine Your Eligibility

Contact your nearest Oakland County Michigan Works! service center.


In addition, Oakland County Michigan Works! continues to provide a range of other services, including resume writing, job search strategies, interview preparation and career coaching.

Virtual appointments are now being scheduled at our six service centers.

 Resources

​Pure Michigan Talent Connect Click for more information about in-demand jobs and employers that are hiring during COVID-19

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