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File an Unemployment Claim Unemployment
Post a Resume on the Michigan Talent Bank
Register for Work
Career Enrichment
Job Search
Get the Job!

Navigating the Unemployment process can be confusing, but don't worry - we're here to help! Follow these steps to ensure your career transition goes smoothly:

Step 1. File an Unemployment Claim

If necessary, file for unemployment benefits with the state of Michigan by calling 1-866-500-0017, or file a claim online at www.michigan.gov/uia.  Please be advised that there is only ONE official phone number and ONE website where you can file a claim with the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA).  The UIA offers all services free of charge: never provide your information to any organization that offers to process your unemployment claim for a fee.

Please be advised that while Michigan Works! assists the UIA in registering your claim, Michigan Works! is NOT a state agency and cannot answer questions or give advice regarding the status of your claim or benefits.

All questions relating to your unemployment claim must be directed to the Unemployment Insurance Agency.

UIA Contact Information:

Step 2. Post a Resume on the Michigan Talent Bank

Any and all job seekers can post resumes and search for jobs, career fairs, internships and other opportunities on the Michigan Talent Bank; Michigan’s free job board and resume database. Posting a resume on the Michigan Talent Bank is required for anyone who has filed an unemployment claim with the UIA and is a necessary step in Registering for Work.  If you have access to a computer with the internet, you can post your resume in advance to expedite the registration process, though this is not required.

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Step 3. Register for Work

“Registering for Work” means having a Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Center verify that you have posted your resume on the Michigan Talent Bank.  Even if you posted a resume from home, you are still required to visit a Michigan Works! office. If you do not have access to a computer with internet, you can create your resume when you visit Michigan Works! To find a Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Center near you, click here.

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Step 4. Career Enrichment

Is your resume out of date?  Has it been a while since you’ve been on an interview and you’re feeling nervous?  Maybe you simply need a supportive environment where you can make sense of your career transition.  That’s what we’re here for!  Michigan Works! offers a variety of services and workshops that can help you make the most of your career transition and help you on the path to a successful and fulfilling career.  Workshops differ from one career center to the next, so be sure to research what’s available at the centers in your area.  Click here to check out the workshops here at the Ferndale Career Center!

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Step 5. Job Search

Once you brush up on your interviewing skills and update your resume, its time to job search!  Utilize the websites listed in our Career and Professional Resources section and e-mail your professional resume to the Ferndale Career Center’s Job Developer, who may be able to match you with opportunities as they become available.

E-mail your resume to the Job Developer at: resumes@ferndaleschools.org

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Step 6. Get the Job!

Take advantage of the resources available to you in your community and the new knowledge you’ve gained at Michigan Works! in order to find gainful employment.  And once you do, please let us know!  We are truly committed to your career success.

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