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Employment Services Resource Room
Workforce Investment Act Veteran's Services
Jobs, Education and Training Michigan Talent Bank
Trade (TAA) Umemployment Registration
55+ Worker Program  
Youth Program  

Resource Room

Whether you’re searching for your first job, interested in discovering a new career, updating your resume or brushing up on your computer skills, Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Centers feature self-serve resource rooms with a variety of FREE materials for customers to facilitate your career needs, including:

  • Computers equipped with software and programs that help you create a professional resume
  • Internet access to websites about or relating to job search and career enrichment (like the Michigan Talent Bank), Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) sites and access to free e-mail providers (such as Gmail and Yahoo!)
  • A job posting board that features the most recent career opportunities and free resources in your community
  • A large library containing reference materials on job search techniques, resume and cover letter writing, etc.
  • A video library on topics including interviewing hints, software tutorials (including Microsoft Excel and Access), etc.
  • Copy and fax machines where customers can copy and send/receive resumes and official documents
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Veteran’s Services

Veterans Employment Representatives, located on-site at the Ferndale Career Center, are veterans helping fellow veterans find work, build career skills and access state and federal veterans services.  Veterans Employment Representatives are ready to help you with knowledge of the local job market and direct access to state and federal resources, including:

  • Development of a personalized action plan to help you meet your employment goals
  • First access to many jobs before they are available to the general public
  • Career exploration and planning through the use of interest inventories, labor market information, etc.
  • Help with overcoming employment barriers and providing referrals to agencies and organizations  for appropriate services

    Resources and Links for Veterans:

  • To obtain a DD 214 and or Military Medical Record: www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/index.html
  • Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service: www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/<http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/>
  • Veterans Administration Benefit Eligibility: www4.va.gov/healtheligibility/
  • Department of Veterans Affairs: www.va.gov/
  • National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: www.ptsd.va.gov/

Veteran’s Preference

Priority of Service for Veterans and Eligible Spouses

 Are you a Veteran?
Under federal law, a veteran is defined as any of the following:

  • A person who served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days and was discharged or
    released from service with other than a dishonorable discharge.
  • A person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.
    In this case, there is no duration of service requirement.
  • A person who served on active duty during a period of war, or in a campaign for which a campaign badge was authorized, and was discharged or released from such duty with other than a dishonorable discharge.

Under federal law, an other eligible person is defined as one of the following:

  • The spouse of a veteran who died of a service-connected disability.
  • The spouse of any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who, at the time of application for assistance, has been listed in one of the following categories for more than 90 days:
    • Missing in action.
    • Captured in line of duty by a hostile force.
    • Forcibly detained or interned in the line of duty by a foreign government or power.
  • The spouse of any person who has a total disability that is permanent in nature resulting from a service-connected disability.

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Michigan Talent Bank

Whether you’re a degreed professional, skilled tradesperson or looking for an entry-level position or internships, you can market your skills, abilities and career goals on the Michigan Talent Bank for FREE. The MTB allows you to post resumes, view job openings and apply for opportunities. A unique User ID and PIN number allow you to access the MTB from any internet-ready computer safely and privately. Registration on the MTB is required for anyone who has filed a Michigan unemployment claim, or anyone who wishes to utilize the services offered by Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Centers, though everyone is welcome to create an account! Sign up today! www.michworks.org
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Unemployment Registration

Anyone who has filed an unemployment claim in the state of Michigan is required to visit a Michigan Works! agency in order to REGISTER their claim.  Although Michigan Works! assists the Unemployment Insurance Agency in registering your claim, Michigan Works! is NOT a state agency and cannot answer questions or give advice regarding the status of your benefits. 

You are welcome to utilize the computers in the Resource Room to file a claim with unemployment, file an extension and access your online MARVIN account, but please be advised that no Michigan Works! staff will be able to answer any questions you may have as they relate to your unemployment claim.

The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency has one official website: www.michigan.gov/uia.  THIS IS THE ONLY WEBSITE WHERE YOU CAN SUBMIT AN UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIM.  The Michigan UIA provides all services AT NO CHARGE: never provide your information on any site that claims to offer unemployment insurance information for a fee.

For more information, please visit our Unemployment section.
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