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Workforce Development Resources

Resources for Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs

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Basic Computer Skills

Learning Express - Resource from the Library of Michigan offering basic computer training and skills for job seekers. Available for free to anyone in the state of Michigan. 

Microsoft Digital Literacy – E-learning course to teach and assess basic computer concepts and skills. 

Goodwill Community Foundation – Innovative online learning opportunities for anyone who wants to improve technology, literacy and math skills necessary for success.

Common Craft Tutorials – Learn the basics about a wide variety of computer and technology basics. 

Visual Tutorials – Assistance learning Microsoft programs and other computer technology using visuals including screenshots, rather than just words.

Job Seekers

Michigan Talent Bank Search for job openings or post your resume.   Michigan Works Agency Locator Map 

Cover Letter Generator - This tool can help you write a cover letter. While geared to teachers, it can be modified for other types of positions.  

My Skills, My Future - From the U.S. Department of Labor, explore new careers based on skills and past experience. 

O*Net Resource Center - Occupational Information Network, is a comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics.

USA Jobs – Find a job with the U.S. Government. Official Jobsite. 

Financial Literacy

MyMoney.gov - U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. 

Greenpath Financial Wellness – Local, nonprofit debt counseling and consolidation information. 

Money Smart a Financial Education Program – An easy to use learning tool sponsored by the FDIC that teaches the 10 modules of the Money Smart curriculum through a computer. 

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Michigan Economic Development Corporation – Find small business start up resources at the entrepreneurs and innovators web portal. 

Michigan Small Business and Technology Development CenterGet counseling, find training and other assistance with starting or maintaining your business. 

AtoZdatabases - Free resource through the Michigan eLibrary. Detailed information on 30 million businesses and executives and 2 million new businesses. Includes data on over 200 million residents as well as new movers/homeowners. Special features include a background and criminal history search. Information provided on U. S. healthcare professionals. Includes a jobs database and email marketing.

Small Business Administration – The United State Small Business Administration provides programs and services to help you start, grow and succeed in small business.  Small Business Administration Michigan District Office

Top Ten Legal Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs – Advice from the Harvard Business School http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/3348.html

General Assistance and Social Services

Macomb County Community Action Center The Community Action Centers provide essential assistance with utilities and housing, applications for transportation and weatherization programs, and information/referrals to community resources. If you have general questions regarding the Community Action Centers call 586-469-5222.

Michigan Helping Hand - Helping Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the services they need. 

United Way 211 Of Southeast Michigan - Free and confidential information and referral help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. 

Michigan Department of Human Services – Food assistance information.

Michigan Department of Community Health - How Can I Get Free or Low Cost Health Care for Me & My Family? 

HealthCare.Gov Marketplace - Find health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace

Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs – Veteran’s assistance programs

Michigan Unemployment Services and Benefits 

Michigan Attorney General Brochure on Avoiding Foreclosure - http://www.michigan.gov/documents/ag/Avoiding_Foreclosure_Brochure_215948_7.pdf

Michigan State Housing Development Authority