Job Seekers

If you are unemployed or are looking for a new job or career pathway, contact one of our Oakland County Michigan Works! locations at 1-800-285-WORK. Our trained Career Advisors can assist you with your job search, exploring training and education options, and changing careers. Services are available at no charge. 

Job Seeker Services

Free access to a computer lab to search for positions on Pure Michigan Talent Connect.

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 Michigan Resources

Adult Education Services Locator - Discover the hundreds of Adult Education programs and high school equivalency testing centers located throughout Michigan that are available to help you.

 The Child Tax Credit –  The American Rescue Plan provides the largest Child Tax Credit ever and historic relief to the most working families ever – and as of July 15th, most families are automatically receiving monthly payments of $250 or $300 per child without having to take any action. The Child Tax Credit will help all families succeed.

 Emergency Broadband Benefit Program 
If your household qualifies, the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will provide:

  • Up to $50/month off your internet bill
  • Up to $75/month off for households on Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline;
  • Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations;
  • Participates in the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income internet program.

Learn more at fcc.gov/ACP.


Going PRO in Michigan – Learn about some of Michigan’s most in-demand Professional Trades careers.

MDARD - Michigan Food and Agriculture: Strategic Employment Planning - Live, work and play in Michigan's robust and diverse food and agriculture industry. Learn about the different sectors and opportunities the industry has to offer. Explore opportunities to grow your career in Michigan's expanding food and agriculture industry. 

For job opportunities at the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), visit the MDARD Careers page

MIHAF - Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund - The Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund (MIHAF) uses federal resources allocated under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide financial assistance to homeowners who have fallen behind on homeownership-related expenses. The MIHAF program can help with delinquent mortgage, property tax and/or condominium payments, payment of escrow shortages, and past due utilities payments, including gas, water, electric, and internet or broadband.   

To qualify for MIHAF, applicants must have experienced a qualified financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic after January 21, 2020, or had a qualified hardship that began before January 21, 2020, but continued after that date, meet income eligibility requirements, and the property must be owner-occupied. The maximum amount of assistance available through MIHAF per household is $25,000.  

Interested homeowners can find details and a link to the application portal at Michigan.gov/MIHAF 
or receive assistance with their application submission by calling 844-756-4423.   
Michigan's Hot 50 through 2028 – Explore careers, schools and programs in Michigan to find the path right for you.

Michigan.gov/StayWell – If you’re feeling emotional distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, get free, confidential support from a Michigan Stay Well counselor.

Dial 1-888-535-6136 and press “8”
The Stay Well counseling line is available 24/7.

Michigan - Return to Work Playbook 

O*NET OnLine – 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!

OLHSA Head Start –  The OLHSA Head Start is a program that services children ages 0-4 who live in Oakland County. Locations include Pontiac, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Hazel Park, Oak Park, and more. A home based program for Early Head Start eligible children, which is ages 0-3, is also available.

Pathfinder – Explore careers, schools and programs in Michigan to find the path right for you.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect – Pure Michigan Talent Connect is your launch pad for new jobs, careers and talent.

WIN Region Q3 2020 Labor Market Report – Employment Opportunities on the Rise in Q3 2020.

FREE TUITION!

State Launches Michigan Reconnect Program Offering Free Tuition to Eligible Adults

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The new Michigan Reconnect program provides eligible adults age 25 or older with the opportunity to earn a tuition-free associate degrees or skills certificates at their local, in-district community colleges or select private training schools.

The goal is to help people prepare for in-demand careers in manufacturing, construction, information technology, health care and business management. This program is directly aligned with Oakand80 program and its objective of having 80 percent of the adults in Oakland County obtain a post-secondary degree or credential by 2030.

Persons can submit a Michigan Reconnect application at Reconnect button