5722 W US-10
   Ludington, MI 49431
   Phone: 231-843-2563 or 800-843-3073
   Fax: 231-843-2564
   Center Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Our Workforce Service Center in Ludington 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 Mason County Workforce Service Center:

The Foundation for Behavioral Resources operates all the adult and youth employment and training programs (Workforce Investment Act and Welfare to Work) in Mason and Lake Counties for Michigan Works! West Central.

Services to job seekers include:

- Match you with employers
- Test for job compatibility
- Pay a portion of starting salary
- Offer classroom training
- Assist with supportive services

Services to employers include:

- Advertise job openings
- Take applications and pre-screen applicants
- Basic skills testing for applicants, if position requires
- Help defray the cost of training new unskilled employees

The Foundation for Behavioral Resources is a non-profit corporation with affiliates throughout Michigan.

FBR website: www.fbrmichigan.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

The goal of the Migrant Services is to meet the employment service needs of the agricultural industry in Lake, Mecosta, Newaygo, and Osceola counties. Working with agricultural employers, migrant seasonal farm workers and/or seasonal farm workers. This office works with migrant and/or seasonal farm workers that want to settle out into full-time employment. We also provide supportive services.

Website: www.michaglabor.org
Telamon Corp. is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of services to nearly 2,000 eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers each year. Through federal grant resources, we provide both short and long-term financial, education, employment, and training services to those who qualify. Telamon financially assists farmworkers who experience emergencies while traveling and working in the state of Michigan. For those farmworkers who decide to upgrade their job skills and seek more stable employment, Telamon provides a wide range of related services. Telamon provides employability enhancement and training opportunities for clients through skill assessments, resume development, On-the-Job Trainings, Classroom Trainings, ESL or GED classes and supportive assistance for housing or emergencies.

To speak with a Telamon representative, please call (616) 520-4615 or visit the Michigan Works! West Central service center at 5722 West U.S. 10, Ludington.

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