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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, 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!

Michigan eLibrary: Job and Career Accelerator

Job & Career Accelerator is the industry's most comprehensive, online job search system that puts job seekers on the Fast Track to getting hired.

MI Jobs & Career Portal

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.

Michigan Civil Service Commission

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.

Michigan Works

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 global 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.


AARP - Back to Work 50+

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.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

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.

Learning Express Library

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

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.

My 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.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

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

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!

Quintessential Careers

The Quintessential Careers Network of Career Sites is a growing collection of high-quality job and career Web sites that includes all job


Resume Builder

Build a Resume in minutes with this free and easy-to-use tool. Download your resume in PDF or Word formats. 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.

Federal Reserve - Foreclosure Resources for Consumers

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.

Federal Trade Commission - When Paying the Mortgage is a Struggle

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.

Help for Homeowners Facing the Loss of Their Home

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 of Oakland County

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.

Michigan Helping Hand

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.

Michigan State Housing Development Authority

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.

NOLO - Losing or Leaving Your Job

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.

Unemployment Insurance Agency

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.

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