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.


It’s our turn to serve you with specialized help for veterans and your spouses, connecting you with employment services

Meet with a Veteran Career Advisor for personalized counseling designed to help veterans and their spouses find a job. Your adviser is an expert in career counseling for veterans transitioning to civilian life. From career counseling to skill translation, they will work with you one on one to help you meet your goals.

  • Review and improve your resume
  • Fine tune interviewing skills
  • Learn to leverage social networking
  • Access other services and providers

Michigan Works! Southwest complies with the Jobs for Veterans Act by giving veterans and their eligible spouses priority of service status for all programs.

Contact A Specialist

Maurilio “Leo” Arellano
Calhoun Adviser
Note: Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (except State holidays)
Carrie Headworth
Kalamazoo Adviser
Note: Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (except State holidays)

Additional Information

Veteran's Crisis Line

Veterans Crisis Line

Help is always available for veterans in crisis and their friends and family.

Make a confidential toll-free call to
1-800-273-8255 and press 1

Send a text to 838255

Visit Website

Veteran Resources

Visit Page

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.