Serving Bay, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, & Saginaw Counties

1. Where do I start?

Answer a few quick questions so we can match you to the best resources and services for your needs.


2. Get to work!

Explore the services we offer to help you get to work in a satisfying career.


3. Search jobs & register for work

Create an account and search jobs on Pure Michigan Talent Connect.


Services for Job Seekers

Job Training

Employers in the Great Lakes Bay Region are actively looking for workers with very specific job skills. We recruit for these programs based on employer needs. Let us know if you are interested.

Job Search Services

Sure, you can look for a job on your own. But why not take advantage of a human connection ready to assist you for FREE? Stop in to one of our five service centers to get started!


As a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, you have special benefits within the Michigan Works! system. Be sure to let us know if you are a veteran or spouse of a veteran.


The struggle is REAL if you’re 18-24 years old and find yourself disconnected from good employment and education opportunities. Whatever’s holding you back, we can help you find your strengths, interests, hidden talents, and untapped potential!


We are committed to making job seekers better job seekers. All five service centers offer workshops covering a wide range of topics designed to do just that — from financial planning and budgeting to prepping for job fairs.


We offer these job skill assessment tests to help job seekers compare their skills to those required for real jobs needed by area employers.

Job Outlook Report

Learn more about the current and future job outlook for high-demand, high-wage careers in our region.

Small Business Start-up

Through our partnership with the Michigan Small Business Development Center, we offer a variety of reference materials and access to specialized computer programs to provide direction and assistance to entrepreneurs.

Upcoming Workshops

9:00 am Customer Service Workshop @ Midland Service Center
Customer Service Workshop @ Midland Service Center
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Customer Service:         Competition is tough. Customers are more demanding than ever before and employers need workers who can meet those demands.  This customer service workshop will discuss the techniques you need to adapt to the[...]
10:00 am Stress Management Workshop @ Saginaw Service Center
Stress Management Workshop @ Saginaw Service Center
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stress Management: Everyone experiences stress in their lives and we all react differently to different types of stress.  The more knowledge, tools, and skills we have for understanding stress, the better we are at keeping[...]
10:00 am Workplace Communication Workshop @ Saginaw Service Center
Workplace Communication Workshop @ Saginaw Service Center
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Networking: Networking can be an effective tool to help with your job search. Join us to learn how to increase your comfort level with networking, discover the benefits of using social media to expand your[...]

Get inspired by success!

Marcia H.

"I had never given a PowerPoint presentation at a job interview before. The staff at Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! helped me practice, gave me feedback, and I went into the interview feeling great. I got the job!"

Eric D., engineer

"I was a little shell-shocked at losing a professional job I had held for a long time. The staff at Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! helped me highlight my skills in a new way, redesigned my resume, gave me hope and confidence, and helped me land an equally high-paying job at another company in the area."

Ryan E., veteran

"I came in looking for a better job to help me support my family. I left enrolled in an accelerated training program that got me exactly where I needed to be...working in a high-demand career for one of the region's best employers."