5252 M-37
   Baldwin, MI 49304
   Phone: 231-745-2703 or 800-981-2623
   Fax: 231-745-2704
   Center Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Our Workforce Service Center in Baldwin will help you find work in any County within the State of Michigan in which you would like to work. All of our services are free. We have experienced, helpful staff here in our office and computers you can use for job-finding on the internet. If you're not sure how to use the internet for job-finding, don't worry: it's easy and we'll help you do it.

The Workforce Service Center is where everything is in one place: job seekers come here to find work, employers come here to find workers, and service agencies are here to help. These are the partner agencies that offer their services through the Lake County Workforce Service Center:

HOPE Network operates the adult and youth employment and training programs (Workforce Investment Act and Welfare to Work) for Michigan Works! West Central.

Services to job seekers at no charge include: testing for job compatibility; job seeking skills workshops; paying part of the cost of a starting wage for training on the job; classroom training and, when necessary, other supportive services. Hope Network has partnerships with other area agencies that can also provide support services.

Services to employers include: taking applications and pre-screening applicants; aptitude testing, if position requires; helping with the cost of training new, unskilled employees.

Hope Network is a non-profit corporation with affiliates throughout Michigan.

HOPE Network website: www.hopenetwork.org
Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency administers Pure Michigan Talent Connect, an Internet based statewide system designed to link Employers and Job Seekers easily and free of charge in the West Central region. The Michigan Works! Employment Services (ES) Specialist will also assist and guide clients to create or perfect a "traditional" resume, cover letters, and instruct with job interview tips and preparation. The ES Specialist will also key in on "special" assistance that any agency (Veteran's Representative, Rehabilitation Services, etc.) may be able to lend the job seeker to enhance their ability to compete in the job market. These referrals are key in attracting new clients to obtain assistance and to allow a full range of networking opportunities between agencies.

NCRESA website: www.ncresa.org
Michigan Veterans Representative
"Your Best Bet, Hire a Vet." The Veterans Employment helps with job referral and placement; assists in resume writing and career planning. The Veterans Representative also helps with interview skills and offers Labor market Information as well as information on veterans benefits.

For more information visit: www.mitalent.org/veterans

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