Laid off? We're here to help!

We have information and resources to help you during this difficult time

Knowledgeable team members from Michigan Works! Southeast and the Unemployment Agency of the State of Michigan will share information on how to file unemployment claims, and share available services through Michigan Works! Southeast. We are here to support you with your job search activities while connecting you with new job opportunities.

Federal CARES Act Update

The U.S. Congress has passed a COVID-19 relief package which will extend federal unemployment programs (PUA and PEUC) through March 14 and will provide an additional $300 per week for anyone receiving unemployment benefits.

Unemployment claimants receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) will not be able to complete certifications and payments will not be issued for weeks after Dec. 26 until the UIA receives further guidance from the USDOL and the changes are implemented.

The UIA is working as quickly as possible to restore these programs. Please continue to check the UIA website for updates. There is no need to contact UIA customer service number regarding the new laws and programs. Click here to learn more.

What's my next step?

If you've been laid off and have questions about what your next step should be, you should register to participate in our virtual worker orientation meeting. During this virtual meeting, you will have an opportunity to hear from one of our knowledgeable team members who is eager to connect you with additional services and resources.


How do I sign-up?

You can register to attend any one of our virtual sessions by clicking on the links below. Please note: you do not have to attend the session for the county in which you live. From there, you will be asked to answer a few questions. After your registration is complete, you will receive an email confirmation that will have a link to access the virtual meeting on the scheduled date and time. Save that email for your records.


Dates & Times of Virtual Information Sessions

Employee Packet

Valuable resources for you during this difficult time. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.