Northwest Michigan Works!

Northwest Michigan WORKS! provides a wide variety of services to every sector of the economy in the ten-county Northwest Michigan region. 


Business Services

We provide free human resources information and assistance to small and large businesses. Business Liaisons assist employers with employee recruitment and training, and connect businesses with other resources such as start-up and expansion counseling (SBTDC) and government contracting (PTAC).

Job Seeker Services

Job seekers receive help with writing resumes, career information and job search, interest assessments, and more in the job seeker resource rooms. Career Advisors assist job seekers with accessing publicly-funded programs for returning to school or on the job training.

Learning Labs

Adults attend the Michigan WORKS! Learning Labs to receive individualized instruction for increasing job skills or obtaining a GED.

Youth Services

Youth of the Northwest Michigan region can receive specialized assistance from a Youth Advisor. Services include employment assistance, drop-out prevention, internships, summer jobs for disadvantaged youth, social behavior and soft skills training, and more.