ATTENTION: Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020 the Oakland County Michigan Works! offices are offering a limited number of services ONLY by telephone and/virtual web services. Appointments are requried. There will be no in person services available at this time. Please email or call 248-617-3600 to schedule an appointment.

Click the button above to register for unemployment. The best time to apply is between 11PM-6AM. Currently, you are NOT required to report in person at Michigan Works! to register for work. Due to demand, you may find the site to be slow or not working. We suggest trying again late at night or early in the morning. You can also file for unemployment by calling 1-866-500-0017. Below are some great resources to help you in applying

Unemployment Insurance Fact Sheet Unemployment Insurance Steps UI Toolkit

Job Seeker Services

Business Services

  • One-on-One Coaching
  • Resume Assistance
  • Career Training
  • Individual skills analysis
  • Networking Training
  • Interview Prep
  • Early access to local job postings
  • Personal Branding


  • Create job posting on
  • Social Media Marketing of postings
  • Hiring Fairs, Outplacement
  • Pre-screen candidates

Other Services

  • On the job training
  • Tax credits for new hires
  • Training & Grant Funds available
  • Fidelity Bonding