UI claimants that have questions regarding their claim please call UIA at 866-500-0017.
Check out our in person workshops! Please scroll down to the "Calendar" button in the center column.
Please call for information at 248-691-8437.

Who Is Hiring in these Times?

Visit the Pure Michigan Talent Connect for remote and newest positions available now!

Oakland County is keeping an updated list of those hiring. Please check on a regular basis:

Employers Hiring!

The Michigan Department of Transportation is providing a look into available careers. The following two links provide information on their Career Fest and Career pathways. Check it out!

MDOT 2024 Career Fest

MDOT Career Pathways

Oakland County Michigan Works! Oak Park is in need of motivated team members. We have three positions ready for Workforce Development Professionals.

Program Specialist - Career Planner

Oakland County Veterans Services is hiring a Veterans Benefits Counselor.

Veterans Benefit Counselor I

Goodwill of Greater Detroit is hiring for different positions. Please click here for details:

Goodwill of Greater Detroit Job Fair

Workshops and Events

Oakland County Michigan Works has Virtual Career Workshops: Prepare for Your Next
Career Opportunity Right from Home!

Go here to find what is available and to register!

Virtual Career Workshops

Review our flyer for an overview:

Virtual Workshops Flyer

July 2024 - September 2024 Schedule:


NEW Financial Fitness Virtual Workshops. Check here for many great topics to change your financial life!

Financial Fitness Workshops

Join us for in-person career & job search workshops!
Starting June 2024 Thursdays at 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Call to save a seat! 248 691-8437.

Check our flyer here:

In house workshops!

Click "Calendar" for topics!


NEW Unemployment Roadmap!

6 steps to help you apply for and understand your benefits:

UIA Roadmap

New Unemployment Registration Requirements

UIA YouTube Video

Oakland County has partnered with Michigan Saves to invest $5 million to
provide residents with the Oakland SAVES grant program, which can be used
to make updates to your home, producing savings in your energy consumption
and utility bills and improving your home’s health, safety and comfort.

Check out the "OaklandSAVES" flyer here.

Be a Certified Medical Assistant. Check Our Flyer!

Medical Assistant Apprentice Information

Electric Vehicle Jobs Academy

Click here for more information!

Oakland County Michigan Works! EV Webpage.

EV Technology Training and Careers

Next PLC/Robotics Program 9/3/2024!

Click here for our flyer and information.

Sterile Processing Technician training 9/9/2024!

Click here for our flyer and information.

OCC Pre-Apprenticeship.

Check out the flyer for Information

Sign up for information sessions here

Be a Computer Support Technician. Next class is August 19 – October 26, 2024

Sign up here for our information sessions

Here is the flyer for more information:

Computer Support Technician

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 58 will be opening applications for all three apprenticeship programs June 17-21, 2024. Applications will not be accessible until 6/17​. All three programs are subsidized by the IBEW Local 58 and SMCNECA joint training fund.

Inside Construction Wireman-5 year

Sound, Communication & Data Management-3 year

Residential Wireman-3 year

Click here for details

Improve your technology skills in 2024!

See the flyer here

BECOME "OAKLAND’S NEXT" Summer Young Professional

"OAKLAND’S NEXT" Expanded Young Professional. Check out the flyer here: Young Professional

More Families Now Eligible for Free or Low-Cost Child Care

DHS Childcare Assistance

Record Expungement!

Oakland County Clean Slate. Record Expungement!

The State has launched a new online tool to make it easier to find information about Adult Education programs and services.


New! Michigan Reconnect will pay the cost of tuition for eligible adults who want to pursue an associate degree or skills certificate at their in-district community college. The program also offers skills scholarships to help cover the cost of tuition through more than 70 private training schools with 120 programs that offer certificates in high-demand careers in industries such as manufacturing, construction, information technology, healthcare or business management.

To be eligible for Michigan Reconnect, you must:

Be at least 25 years old when you apply. Have lived in Michigan for a year or more. Have a high school diploma. Have not yet completed a college degree (associate or bachelor’s)

Michiganders can submit applications at Michigan.gov/Reconnect. The application takes less than five minutes to complete and can be done on a mobile device.

Water Residential Assistance Program. Look at this flyer to see if you qualify for for repair assistance and even water saving help:


Do you need food, job search or training assistance? We have important information for you.

Review the flyer here:

Food assistance benefits.


Check here for help in our community:

2020 Oakland County Resource Guide

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