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A comprehesive job site, with helpful articles and tips that are updated daily.
AmeriCorps was developed in 1993 to create jobs ranging from public education to environmental clean up. There are 3 programs: AmeriCorps State & National which offers direct service to groups who are meeting critical community needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. AmeriCorps NCCC is a residential, team based program for ages 18-24 year olds, which focuses on the state within its regions. AmeriCorps VISTA is a domestic version of the Peace Corps, originally founded in 1965, offering full time service to community organization that serve low-income populations. It was folded into the expanded AmeriCorps in 1993.
"The #1 Internet job search service for college students and recent grads." The site exclusively targets college students and recent grads and is used by more colleges and universities than any other career site (with more than 6,000 active links) and provides more entry level job search content to job seekers than any other site on the Internet.
A non-official site, devoted to helping individuals find the jobs they are seeking in the public sector. Each listing on this Web site includes: a description of the position title, job requirements (education, special skills, etc.), duties/responsibilities, salary if given, closing date, name of agency and any other information pertinent to the position and job applicant. In addition to job listings, govtjobs.com provides job resource information state by state. Included are links to municipal, city and county government web sites, state leagues and associations, statewide newspapers, etc. This information will help you in pursuing employment opportunities. Finally, local government executive search firms are listed.
JobWeb, a Web site of career development and job-search information for college students and new college graduates, is owned and sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). It highlights intern and co/op programs. Great for the job seeker who is just entering the job market!
Job & Career Accelerator is the industry's most comprehensive, online job search system that puts job seekers on the Fast Track to getting hired.
Using this Portal, you can search MI Jobs & post your Résumé, find lists of Job and Career Fairs, File an Unemployment Claim Online, find out.
Through the office of Career Services, current state employees and interested applicants have access to the job application process and a variety of complimentary career planning resources.
The Michigan Works! System is the first unified workforce development system in the country and is an instrumental partner for developing Michigan’s economic future. The system is demand driven, locally responsive, and ready to respond to the needs of each community.
A premier gobal job search site.
Net-Temps is the leading job board for temporary, temp-to-perm and full time employment through the staffing industry. Membership with Net-Temps is free for jobseekers. Users can search from thousands of new job postings, post up to 3 resumes and cover letters, set up job search agents and access other career resources including resume writing and interviewing tips, salary calculator and weekly newsletter. The site has won numerous distinctions including Forbes Best of Web, Fortune's Top 10, and Weddle's User's Choice.
Back To Work 50+ is connecting employers and training providers with unemployed or underemployed workers age 50 and over to create a pipeline of trained, prescreened, qualified workers.
For dozens of different kinds of industries—such as educational services, healthcare, and motor vehicle and parts manufacturing—the Career Guide to Industries tells you about: • Occupations in the industry • Training and advancement • Earnings • Expected job prospects • Working conditions
CareerBuilder is the nation's leading recruitment resource, with presence in more than 130 local newspapers and more than 26 million visitors monthly.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site offers a variety of tools and resources for job seekers, students, professionals as well as career and Education links.
A comprehensive and feature-rich resource from indeed.com on every aspect of career planning at a time when the majority of information has migrated from print to the web. Adobe Acrobat Reader is necessesary, since this is a .pdf file.
Learning Express Library offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Achieve your educational and career goals.
Mapping Your Future® is a public-service, nonprofit organization—a national collaborative project of the financial aid industry —bringing together the expertise of the industry to provide the best information available, where you can explore careers, prepare for college (help with selecting a school and applying for admission), pay for college (financial aid!), and manage your money (student loans and more) The site's goal is to help individuals achieve life-long success by empowering students, families, and schools with free, web-based information and services.
MeL offers job postings, career exploration resources, job search aids, resources that can help you start or grow a business, and information on business and the economy in Michigan, the U.S. and the world.
MOIS (Michigan Occupational Information System)
Michigan Virtual Career Services offers online career development tools designed for educators and parents to help middle and high school students turn career dreams into realities. Students have access available through the Farmington Public Schools. The Main Library has a CD version.
Myfuture.com helps young adults plan their next steps in life by bringing together the most recently available information about colleges, careers and military service opportunities from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, Education and Labor.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.
O*NET OnLine, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
The Quintessential Careers Network of Career Sites is a growing collection of high-quality job and career Web sites that includes all job
Daily Writing Tips: 44 Resume Writing Tips
Writing skills are essential to your success. The rise of the information age makes the ability to write clear, correct English more important than ever. We publish articles with topics ranging from grammar to punctuation, from spelling to usage and vocabulary.
About.com: Interview Question and Answers, Resume Samples
A comprehensive job site, with helpful articles and tips that are updated daily.
Monster.com: Develop Interview Skills, Résumé Writing Help
Find thousands of relevant articles on resume advice, job-hunting guidance, career planning tips and more.
COPE, Incorporated is a woman-owned, small business headquartered in Washington DC. COPE's Workplace Consultation, Employee Assistance and Wellness services are designed to improve workplace productivity by removing the barriers that prevent people from doing their best.
If you are having difficulty making your mortgage payment, one of the most important things you can do is seek assistance. The Federal Reserve has provided a set of links to agencies and resources that may be able to help you.
The possibility of losing your home can be terrifying. Perhaps you're having trouble making ends meet because of the loss of a job, perhaps you are under water on your loan or medical expenses have you in debt. Regardless of the reason, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, wants you to know how to help save your home, and how to recognize and avoid foreclosure scams.
The Detroit Foreclosure Prevention and Response Initiative (FPR) is an independent public/private model that serves as a centralized clearinghouse to share tools, resources and recommendations to leverage and enhance the work of our partners throughout the City of Detroit to reduce the effects of the foreclosure crisis on families and neighborhoods.
For most families, a home is not only a significant financial investment but also a source of pride. The loss of a home, due to unexpected events such as unemployment, can be financially and personally devastating. If you have been laid off or are facing unemployment, you can keep your home - - if you know the right steps to take. The Department of Housing and Urban Development/Federal Housing Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Labor and the mortgage industry have worked together to produce important basic information—and key links to local groups and organizations—that can help you get through difficult times without losing your home.
Lighthouse has a 41-year history of providing a continuum of services to families in crisis. It is the single largest nonprofit provider of emergency food and housing to low-income families in Oakland County.
This site helps Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the services they need. Five tabs including: jobs and training, unemployment benefits, health care, family support and housing will link you to the help you are seeking.
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority provides financial and technical assistance through public and private partnerships to create and preserve safe and decent affordable housing. MSHDA and Michigan Homeowner Assistance Nonprofit Housing Corporation (MHA) have designed A Step Forward to help homeowners who have had a financial hardship. This website is the fastest way for homeowners to submit an application for assistance.
A collection of material on the rights of workers when losing or leaving a job and "ways to minimize the worries that can accompany unemployment." Topics include severance pay, date for final paycheck, health insurance continuation, when you are entitled to unemployment compensation, and related matters. From Nolo, a publisher of self-help legal books.
Oakland County's housing counselors promote and protect the interests of homeowners. Our free and confidential housing services include counseling on mortgage delinquency, foreclosure prevention and other mortgage related issues.
Michigan's UIA offers an array of convenient on-line services to unemployed workers and to employers. Idled workers may file unemployment claims by telephone or online, while employers may file claims for their workers in mass layoffs.
United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. We advance the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income and basic needs - the building blocks for a good quality of life.