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Labor and Economic Opportunity

TIA-UI Moves in With Michigan Works!

Unemployment Insurance office co-locates with UPWARD Talent Council in Hancock

Contact: Chris DeWitt

November 30, 2018 — Unemployed workers in Houghton County will now have the convenience of unemployment insurance and reemployment services all in one location.

TIA-UI has partnered with UPWARD Talent Council Michigan Works! to house an unemployment insurance representative at the Michigan Works service center at 400 Quincy St. in Hancock, effective November 26.

“Being co-located is an ideal situation for ensuring unemployed workers are able to make more of a seamless transition to reemployment,” said Michelle Beebe, the Senior Deputy Director for Unemployment Insurance in the Talent Investment Agency (TIA).

Unemployment representatives assist customers with unemployment benefit questions, help claimants manage their unemployment account online and provide access to automated employment resources. Michigan Works! provides job seeker services such as resume building and career guidance and has an employer team dedicated to meeting the needs of local employers.

“We look forward to the opportunity to partner and co-locate with the Hancock Unemployment Insurance office, as this provides an efficient and convenient path for people to access comprehensive assistance via the American Job Center, especially as they look to connect with training opportunities and re-enter the workforce,” said Bill Raymond, Chief Executive Officer at UPWARD Talent Council Michigan Works!

An unemployment insurance local office is also co-located with UPWARD Talent Council Michigan Works! in Marquette at 1498 O’Dovero Drive and in Sault Ste. Marie at 1118 E. Easterday Ave.

For a list of TIA-UI local offices throughout the state, visit For Michigan Works! Service centers in the Upper Peninsula, visit