As of July 6, Michigan Works! Southwest is open using contactless service. Call for more information.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

COVID-19 Response

All Michigan Works! Southwest service centers will provide essential services to individuals by phone appointment only.


UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIM RESOURCES:

Claiming UI Benefits During COVID-19 Fact Sheet

Unemployment Insurance 101 infographic

Frequently Asked Questions and Info from Michigan UIA

 

NEWS:

5/6/20 Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Expediting Unemployment Benefits for Tens of Thousands of Michiganders 

4/22/20 Governor Whitmer Extends Temporary Expansions in Unemployment Eligibility and Cost-Sharing 

4/10/20 New Resources to Help Unemployed Workers Resolve Technical Issues with Their Accounts

4/8/20 UIA Extends Call Center Hours, Adds Staff to Better Serve Customers

3/30/20 New Programs to Increase, Expand Unemployment Benefits for Workers Affected by COVID-19

3/25/20 UIA Offers Update on Unemployment System, Provides Tips to Get Help as Soon as Possible

3/16/20 Governor Whitmer Expands Unemployment Benefits for Michigan Workers

 

PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (PUA)

Individuals are eligible for PUA if they do not qualify for regular UI benefits (including self-employed workers and independent contractors) and cannot work. Read more from the State of Michigan.

Funds not being released? Check out this tip.


WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL SERVICES?
  • Resume workshopping
  • Unemployment page navigation
  • Job search assistance
  • Employment skills
To schedule an appointment with our career coaching staff, please call 1-877-256-8294 or email careerservices@miworkssw.org. We’ll need your name, phone number and a brief explanation of how we can assist you to confirm your appointment with a staff member. Please visit our FAQ slideshow at the top of the page before requesting an appointment. 
EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS RESOURCES:

Preparation

The Interview

NOW HIRING:

COMMUNITY RESOURCES:

 

NEWS:

4/24/20 Governor Whitmer Extends Stay Home, Stay Safe Order, Directs Michiganders to Wear Masks in Enclosed Public Spaces 

4/13/20 MDHHS Announces Warmline to Aid Persons with Mental Health Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic

4/9/20 Governor Whitmer Extends, Expands “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order to Save Lives

4/6/20 Families with children who received free, reduced-cost lunches at school qualify for new program

3/23/20 Governor Whitmer Signs “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order


EMPLOYER RESOURCES:

Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus

State of Michigan

Regional

 

NEWS:

4/15/20 Upjohn staff proposals and responses for understanding the ongoing economic crisis

4/3/20 Lt. Governors team up to announce coalition to support small businesses, improve access to federal loans

Contact us

Essential Services Hotline
Michigan Works! Southwest
Ashley Iovieno
Business Services Manager
Charlie Zigler
Calhoun County
Business Services Coordinator
Paula Nicolich-Kizer
Kalamazoo County
Business Services Coordinator
Shawn DeYoung
Branch & St. Joseph Counties
Business Services Coordinator

We can help you prepare for and find a job.

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An equal opportunity employer / program supported by the State of Michigan. 1-800-285-WORK (9675).
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. Dial 711 Relay Center and TTY.  Supported in part with state and/or federal funds.