At this time unemployment claimants as a result of COVID-19, DO NOT have to report in person to a Michigan Works! Agency to register for work.
> Please file your new claim or reopen an existing claim online at or call 1-866-500-0017.
> All Oakland County Michigan Works! American Job Centers are open by TELEPHONE ONLY! This is required.

Who Is Hiring in these Times?

Visit the Pure Michigan Talent Connect on the left side of the page for positions available now!

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

Employers Hiring!

Join us online for our next virtual
Multi-Industry Career Fair

Virtual Job Fair

PACE Southeast Michigan has multiple job openings.

They are in need of Participant Care Associates (Nursing Assistants) - Full and Part-time and Transportation Drivers – Full time opportunities for all centers: Southfield, Dearborn, Rivertown/Detroit, Sterling Heights, and Eastpointe. They will be opening a new center in Pontiac this year as well!

Click on the following links for more information:

Patient Care Associates


Transportation Driver - Southfield

Transportation Driver - Pontiac

Beasley Media Group Detroit, 94.7 WCSX, 101.1 WRIF, 105.1 The BOUNCE, 105.9 WDMK and The Praise Network, has a job opening for a Digital Assistant/Associate Media Coordinator.

Click here to got to MiTalent Connect!

Assistant/Associate Media Coordinator

Closes 2/12/2021

Beasley Media Group Detroit, 94.7 WCSX, 101.1 WRIF, 105.1 The BOUNCE, 105.9 WDMK and The Praise Network, has a job opening for an On-Air Host.

On-Air Host

Closes 2/20/2021

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

If interested in one on one assistance with resume writing, interview skills, or LinkedIn, please call 248-691-8437 to set up a virtual appointment.

Oakland County Residents: Are You Struggling Financially During the COVID-19 Crisis?

Free Financial Coaching is Now Available:

Financial Coaching



Robotics/PLC Technician Class 9!

Sign up now for our next class to learn the hottest occupation out there. See the flyer here:

Robotics/PLC Technician Training

CNC Class 3 Information!

Click here for details, stay tuned for Information Session dates:

CNC Training


See the flyer here:

Help Desk Administrator

Employee assistance grants for those whose employment at entertainment and recreational venues and restaurants.

This grant program puts dollars in the pocket of Michiganders who work in hospitality, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services sectors -- as well as the gym and fitness sectors. This grant program helps offset some of the financial losses they may have incurred due to a furlough, layoff or job loss, or a reduction of hours. Here are a few toplines about the grant program:

Eligible individuals can apply for one-time grants of up to $1,650.

There’s a 10-day window to apply for this grant – from January 15 to January 25 (so please don’t wait to apply when this grant program opens on Friday).

For details regarding the application process, go to EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE GRANTS

Applications will be processed through February and payments will be issued in March.

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

Review the flyer here:

Food assistance benefits.

Michigan "SkillstoWork" features a range of online learning and career exploration options – including free opportunities

Find your future opportunity here!

Free Mental Health Screening. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES. See the flyer here:

Click Here for Flyer

COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage & Utility Relief Program:

Click Here for Flyer

COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Information

As the Coronavirus situation evolves, the health and safety of our customers and staff remains our top priority.

Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Oakland County Michigan Works! offices are offering a limited number of services ONLY by telephone and virtual/remote services. Appointments are required. There will be no in-person services available at this time. Please call 248-691-8437 to make an appointment.

March 24, 2020 Center Operations Flyer

For regular updates please visit


Oakland County COVID-19 Site

Online Resources for Workers Impacted by COVID-19 Flyer:

Get Online Help Here!

If you are applying for Unemployment Benefits, we encourage you to apply online at or call 1-866-500-0017.

Check here for UIA Guidance in addition to the website above:

Fact Sheet #160

Please see the following information from the CDC:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary

Oakland County Health Division -

COVID-19 General Public Toolkit from the Oakland County Health Department

COVID-19 Business Toolkit from the Oakland County Health Department

Oak Park Schools FEED OUR KIDS. Please see the flyer explaining how those out of school due to recent events can access breakfast and lunch meals.

Oak Park Schools Feed Our Kids


Check here for help in our community:

2020 Oakland County Resource Guide

Michigan Economic Development Corporation         Oakland County Economic Development and Community Affairs                  Oak Park School District         Ferndale Chamber of Commerce         City of Oak Park