Labor and Economic Opportunity
Provides workforce investment activities that increase the employment, retention and earnings of participants, and increase occupational skill attainment by participants, and as a result, improve the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare dependency, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the nation.
The Michigan Works! Agencies (MWAs) operate Dislocated Worker programs on a year-round basis. The funds allocated to the MWAs for the dislocated worker program must be used to provide career (basic and individualized) services and training services.
Basic Career Services: Program information and basic assessment, general information, individual job development, advanced job club, advanced screened referrals, group activities, job search.
Individualized Career Services: Comprehensive specialized assessment, individual employment planning, counseling, short-term pre-vocational skills, case management, literacy activity, out of area job search, relocation assistance, internship and work experience.
Training Services: Occupational skills training, On-the-Job training (OJT), workplace training with related instruction, registered apprenticeship (which incorporates both OJT and classroom training), incumbent worker training, pre-apprenticeship training, skill upgrading and retraining, entrepreneurial training, transitional jobs, adult education and literacy training provided in combination with any other training services.
An individual must be 18 years of age or older, a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and registered with Selective Service (if applicable) to receive services under the dislocated worker program. Participant eligibility is also dependent upon also dependent upon:
Federal funds are allocated by formula to the local MWAs. The MWAs must submit annual plans to the TIA for approval. Funds are allocated on an annual basis each July and October.
Contact Michigan Works! at 1-800-285-WORKS (9675) or visit www.michiganworks.org for additional information or to locate your local service center.
Talent Investment Agency
Dislocated Services Section
201 North Washington Square, 5th Floor
Lansing, Michigan 48913