Services for Job Seekers
Michigan Works! Kent & Allegan Counties provides a wide variety of services and programs for job seekers.
- Adult Programs including assessment, career counseling, job search assistance, supportive services, and occupational skills training.
- Youth Services including many of the same services as adult programs, as well as career preparation, school to career transition, pre-employment and work maturity skills and support services, work experience, and remedial education.
- Free Access to Computers to search the Michigan Job Bank for openings, post resumes online, seek out career information, and conduct research on specific industries.
- Training Programs and Readjustment Services for Dislocated Workers including rapid response, skills training, and basic readjustment services.
- WorkKeys testing in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate – a portable credential verifying workplace employability skills. Learn more >
- Federally Administered Programs focusing on target populations such as Veterans, Native Americans, and Migrant Workers.
- Welfare Reform Programs help move individuals from welfare to economic self-sufficiency. Programs such as Work First, Food Assistance Employment and Training, Non Custodial Parents, and Non Cash Recipients, provide job search assistance and training and appropriate supportive services to Family Independence Program participants referred by the Family Independence Agency.