Michigan Works! Southwest is available to help you get back to work! To get in touch with a staff member, please call your local service center. Click the link below for contact information.


Michigan Works! Southwest is available to assist you in your mission to get back to work!

To speak with a staff member, please contact your local service center. Someone will get in touch with you shortly to set up a contactless service opportunity. For unemployment insurance-related inquiries, please contact the Unemployment Insurance Agency at 866-500-0017.

Kalamazoo County | 269-383-2536
Calhoun County | 269-660-1412
St. Joseph County | 269-273-2717
Branch County | 517-278-0200



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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

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