311 W. First Street
Charlotte, Michigan 48813
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tim Price, Director
Capital Area Michigan Works! was formed in 1974 by an inter-local agreement of the three counties (Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham) and the cities of Lansing and East Lansing under the Comprehensive Employment Training Act, later replaced by the Job Training Partnership Act of 1978. As of July 1, 2000, the federal Workforce Investment Act replaced the Job Training Partnership Act. The current act provides workforce development services for persons not only at or below the U.S. guidelines for poverty level income, but includes services to the general public which serves adults, youth, and dislocated workers and assists employers in the recruitment, training, and assessment of employees.
Local Michigan Works! Agencies oversee a wide variety of programs designed to help employers find skilled workers and to help job seekers find satisfying careers. The programs are also designed to prepare youth and unskilled adults for entry into the labor force and help individuals who face serious barriers to employment to obtain the assistance necessary to get and keep a job.
Michigan's Talent Bank:
Provides an easily accessible Internet-based labor exchange for employers and job seekers and includes both employer job listings and worker resumes. Michigan's Talent Bank is available to all Michigan residents regardless of employment status. The website is http://www.michworks.org/.
Include labor exchange services, recruitment assistance, screening, referrals, job postings and, where appropriate, testing services. For more employer information or assistance contact Stacy Dent at 517-541-8971.
Self-Serve Resource Room:
Gives employers and job seekers access to local and state labor market information, job seeking assistance such as resume writing, career information, including required skills and education and training as well as information about employment prospects in an industry.
Includes assessment, career counseling, job search assistance, supportive services, and occupational skills training. For more information contact Fonda Turner-Cavin.
Includes many of the same services as adult programs, as well as career preparation, school to career transition, pre-employment and work maturity skills and support services, work experience, and remedial education. For more information contact Laura Kazmer.
Training Programs and Readjustment Services for Dislocated Workers:
Includes rapid response, skills training, and basic readjustment services. For more information contact Tammy Morris.
Federally Administered Programs:
Includes programs focusing on target populations such as Veterans, Native Americans, and Migrant Workers. For more information contact Capital Area Michigan Works! Lansing Service Center at 517-492-5500.
Welfare Reform Programs:
Jobs, Education, and Training (JET), provides job search assistance, training, and appropriate supportive services to participants referred by the Department of Human Services. For more information contact Stacy Dent.