UPDATE: Due to COVID-19/coronavirus, all Michigan Works! Southwest Service Centers are open by phone appointment only.

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:

File for unemployment online

File for unemployment by phone: 1-866-500-0017

Claiming UI Benefits During COVID-19 Fact Sheet

Unemployment Insurance 101 infographic

 

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


ESSENTIAL SERVICES FOR JOB SEEKERS:
  • Resume workshopping
  • Unemployment page navigation
  • Job search assistance
  • Unemployment 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


COMMUNITY RESOURCES:

EMPLOYER RESOURCES:

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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.

Staff Login Board Login Locations

A proud partner of the American Job Center network.

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.