Veterans

Did You Know?

  • Every day, more than 1,200 people visit Oakland County Michigan Works!
  • Oakland County has the most workers in Michigan engaged in scientific research and development.
  • In Southeast Michigan skilled trades demand is among the highest in the nation.
  • Oakland County is tenth among U.S. counties for those with degrees in engineering.
Veteran Services

If you're a veteran looking for a job or new employment opportunity in Michigan, see your Veterans' Employment Specialist at Southfield or any Michigan Works! Service Center; or call (800) 285-WORKS (9675).

Your Veterans' Employment Specialist will listen to you, ask questions and help you put together a detailed action plan.

Employment Priority
As a veteran you will receive priority status. Specialists can access jobs first and refer veterans before the jobs are available to the general public. Employers who have contracts with the federal government also have a responsibility to give veterans preference in hiring under federal law.

Job Searches
In addition to using the Pure Michigan Talent Connect, local job postings, and other resources, your Veterans' Employment Specialist will use personal knowledge of the local job market to aggressively seek new or upcoming job opportunities by contacting employers on your behalf.

Career Exploration and Planning
Your Veterans' Employment Specialist can work with you to examine career paths, educational requirements, job possibilities, wage potential and other factors important in planning your career. Tools may include interest inventories, personal interviews, skills analysis, and others.

Employment Barriers
Veterans may have other needs that affect their chances of finding a job. The Veterans' Employment Specialist regularly networks with agencies and organizations to obtain services. These may include unemployment benefits, health services, living expenses, transportation, training, adaptive equipment, employer accommodations for veterans with disabilities, and others. Assistance with resume preparation, interview skills, bonding, or resolving problems are also available.