Media & Press

September 16, 2020

Sunshine Plato Honored with Michigan Works! Shining Star Award


September 15, 2020

Shamar Herron Named New Executive Director for Michigan Works! Southeast

SOUTHEAST, MI – At a joint virtual Workforce Development and Consortium Board Meeting last Wednesday, Shamar Herron was named as the new Executive Director for Michigan Works! Southeast. Shamar is expected to begin his role in the next few months, as his predecessor, William Sleight is set to retire at […]
September 15, 2020

Dozens of area employers will connect with hundreds of job seekers through Michigan Works! Southeast’s first ever Virtual Hiring Blitz.

SOUTHEAST, MI –Dozens of area employers will connect with hundreds of job seekers through Michigan Works! Southeast’s first ever Virtual Hiring Blitz on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. “Our team is working with Michigan’s Department of Labor Economic Opportunity to bring this much needed event to our region. Our dedicated Business […]
September 10, 2020

Futures for Frontliners Offers Free Tuition for Essential Workers

LANSING, MI – Workers deemed essential during the COVID-19 Pandemic may now receive access to tuition-free college and high school completion, based on a press release issued by the Governor’s Office early Thursday morning. “In anticipation of this program, we have dedicated resources to collaborate with our community college partners […]
September 10, 2020

UIA Update: Michigan workers provided additional $300

Lost Wages Assistance Funds processing this week The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has started processing payments for Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) for eligible Michiganders. Due to the large volume of payments to be processed, workers will begin receiving LWA payments over the next week to ten days. LWA is funded […]