Skill Building and Job Seeking Assistance
Workforce Development Resources
Basic Computer Skills
Goodwill Community Foundation – innovative online learning opportunities for anyone who wants to improve technology, literacy and math skills necessary for success.
Microsoft Digital Literacy – e-learning course for absolute beginners starting with the first course they need to begin to use a computer. http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/citizenship/giving/programs
Common Craft Tutorials – learn the basics about a wide variety of computer and technology basics.
Computer and Internet Basics Tutorials – links to variety of online resources to help newbies and others learn computer software basics. From the Flint Public Library.
Mouse Aerobics – online tutorial to help newbies learn how to use a mouse from the Monroe County Library System.
Computer Tutorials – a web guide with links to listings of computer tutorials including Microsoft applications, Internet searching, email, typing and using a mouse. Compiled by Newark Public Library.
Visual Tutorials – assistance learning Microsoft programs and other computer technology using pictures.
Michigan Talent Bank – search for job openings or post your resume
Michigan Works Agency Locator Map
Michigan eLibrary Jobs Gateway
Opportunity.gov - new Educational opportunities for the unemployed
Career Zone Write Your Resume – from New York a one-stop way to create a resume and export it in pdf, or MS Word.
Cover Letter Generator
My Skills, My Future from the U.S. Department of Labor
O*Net Resource Center - Occupational Information Network, is a comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics.
USA Jobs – Official Jobsite of the U.S. Government
LEARN - a free university e-learning and career re-branding courses for unemployed Michigan workers with a goal of preparing unemployed Michiganders to re-enter the workforce with a new career.
MyMoney.gov - U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.
Greenpath – debt counseling and consolidation information
Money Smart a Financial Education Program – an easy to use learning tool that teaches the 10 modules of the Money Smart curriculum through a computer. http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart/mscbi/mscbi.html
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Small Business Administration – The United State Small Business Administration provides programs and services to help you start, grow and succeed in small business.
Small Business Administration Michigan District Office
Michigan Business One Stop - information on starting and maintaining a business in Michigan.
Top Ten Legal Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs – help from the Harvard Business School
Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center – get counseling, find training and other assistance with beginning a business.
Entrepreneurs and Innovators Web Portal from Michigan Economic Development Corporation – find small business start up resources. http://www.michiganadvantage.org/Entrepreneurs-and-Innovators/
General Assistance and Social Services
Michigan Helping Hand - site helps Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the services they need.
United Way 211 - free and confidential information and referral help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.
Michigan Department of Human Services: Food assistance information.
Michigan Department of Community Health: How Can I Get Free or Low Cost Health Care for Me & My Family?
Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs – veteran’s assistance programs
Michigan Unemployment Services and Benefits
Webcasts for Unemployed Workers: The webcasts are designed to inform residents about Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency programs and services, and in some cases serve as guides or tutorials.
Michigan Attorney General Brochure on Avoiding Foreclosure
Forclosure Resources: Links from the Dearborn Heights Public Library on avoiding foreclosure.
Michigan State Housing Development Authority