At this time unemployment claimants as a result of COVID-19, DO NOT have to report in person to a Michigan Works! Agency to register for work.
> Effective March 2, 2021, Michigan Works! can no longer assist individuals with their Unemployment Insurance benefits. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency has inactivated the agreement with Michigan Works! Agencies to provide this service. For all questions regarding Unemployment Insurance benefits, please contact the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency at 1-866-500-0017 or Oakland County Michigan Works! staff remains available to assist with job search, training, education, and career exploration needs.
> All Oakland County Michigan Works! American Job Centers are open by TELEPHONE ONLY! This is required.

Veterans Home

Soldie SalutingAs a Veteran of the Armed Services, you are a valued member of the civilian workforce, with the skills, training, and character that many employers are looking for.

Oakland County Michigan Works! Oak Park strives to ensure that all Veterans and Transitioning Service Members have access to the tools needed to find good jobs with good wages and career pathways.

Training opportunities including, on-the-job training and apprenticeships are available for eligible veterans.

Priority of Service

Oakland County Michigan Works! Oak Park provides priority of service to all veterans and eligible spouses who receive services under any qualified job training program funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).  Oakland County Michigan Works! Oak Park will ensure that covered persons are made aware of:

  • Their entitlement to Priority of Service;
  • The full array of employment, training, and placement services; and
  • Any applicable eligibility requirements for those programs and/or services and to ensure the right of eligible covered persons to take precedence over eligible non-covered persons in obtaining services.

Employment Initiatives and Resources for Veterans

VETERANS.GOV is designed to be the virtual “first stop” in the employment search process for veterans, transitioning service members, and their spouses — and for employers in the hiring process.

The site brings together job banks, state employment offices, American Job Centers, opportunities in top trending industry sectors, and employer assistance all in one online spot.

If you’re a veteran or service member looking for your first civilian job after the military, wanting a career change, or hoping to start your own business, VETERANS.GOV is your go-to site for resources that will help you chart a new path.


For Job Seekers

  • Connect with one-on-one assistance in the nearly 2,400 American Job Centers located conveniently in communities around the country;
  • Explore Veterans’ Job Bank/National Labor Exchange online job listings;
  • Search career paths by industry, by similarity to military careers, or by keyword;
  • Locate approved local training programs, colleges and universities;
  • Access resources from Federal partners to connect with industry career programs in sectors including agriculture, transportation, energy/utilities, homeland security, and employment in the federal government;
  • Learn how to start a business; and
  • Link to the Veterans Employment Center (VEC) portal.

Veteran Career Advisor (VCA)

VCAs provide intensive employment assistance to eligible Veterans who have special employment and training needs, in order to assist them to overcome barriers that prevent them from obtaining meaningful employment. VCAs apply a case management approach and access a broad network of providers and resources for eligible Veterans to achieve their employment goals.

NOTE:  Visit your Oakland County Michgian Works office to see if you meet eligibility to talk with a VCA.  Identify yourself as a Veteran and you will fill out a Military Service Questionnaire.  If you are a spouse or caregiver of a Veteran, please also let us know.

Veterans Resources

MITalent Veterans

Michigan Department of Military & Veteran Affairs