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At-Home Resources for Job Seekers

Welcome to your virtual, at-home West Michigan Works! service center!  While we can’t meet face-to-face, we can still help you improve your job search skills and keep your search active. You’ll find workshop videos, links to helpful resources and a form to submit any questions you might have. One of our career coaches will respond as soon as possible.

Virtual, Live WorkReady Workshops: Our talent development staff are now offering virtual WorkReady workshops via Zoom! These workshops teach skills, like communication, time management and more. These are skills that West Michigan employers have identified as making job seekers more employable and likely to be hired. Check out our calendar of events to find and register for upcoming virtual workshops.

Virtual Hiring Events: While in-person hiring events are cancelled until further notice, we offer a variety of virtual events to connect you with employers who are hiring now! See upcoming events and register.

Even though we aren’t hosting group activities, you can still access our workshops online. Check out these pre-recorded videos to get tips on how to find a job, write a resume and ace the interview.

Career Exploration

Job Search Techniques

Resume Makeover

Introduction to Interviewing

Resources to help you create a resume, write a cover letter, ace the interview and more…

Managing Finances & Financial Literacy

Mental Health & Well Being

If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, sadness or depression, or feel like harming yourself or others, you are not alone. Connect with one of the following resources to get help: 

All unemployment claims can currently be filed online at or by calling 1-866-500-0017. Please note the following changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

– You are NOT required to report in person at Michigan Works! to register for work.
– It isn’t necessary to create an account on Pure Michigan Talent Connect ( Please note this site does offer useful resources for job seekers.

While we are NOT the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA), we are dedicated to providing resources for anyone facing unemployment. The information below can help guide you through the process and hopefully answer some of your questions!

We're Here for You!

If you are unsure of next steps, we are still available to answer your questions! Please submit your questions using the form below, and one of our career coaches will respond as soon as they are able.

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