Employment and Training Department
Monroe Service Center
Director: J. Montri
Welfare Reform Coordinator: S. Goans
One Stop Service Coordinator: K. Henry
1531 N. Telegraph Suite D
Monroe, Michigan 48162
Phone: 734.240.7950 or 888.354.5500 ext 7950
Hours of Operation: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday - Open During Lunch
Michigan Works! Monroe Service Center has partnered with the Monroe County Library System to bring employment services directly to South County residents! For assistance in completing unemployment registration and/or need job search assistance via the Michigan Talent Bank, we are here to serve you.
The Bedford Branch Library is located at 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Michigan 48182. No appointment is necessary. For more information, please call Michigan Works! at 734.240.7950 or the Bedford Library at 734.847.6747.
Weekly Information Sessions, Career Trax workshops, and the Job Search Strategy Session are not held in Bedford. Those opportunities can be accessed directly at the Michigan Works! office in Monroe.
The Michigan Works! Monroe County Employment & Training Department (MCETD) administers a variety of programs using grant dollars awarded competitively by SEMCA (Southeast Michigan Community Alliance). Programs offered include, but are not limited to, the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, the Jobs, Education, and Training Program (JET)the Trade Act Program, the Community Corrections Program, the Prisoner ReEntry Program, and the Food Stamp Program. Tryout Employment and Transitional Jobs are also options for customers.
Although some programs require specific eligibility or a referral, ANY job seeker customer can use Employment Services offered in the convenient, user-friendly MCETD One Stop. Job seekers are encouraged to upgrade their skills and hone their job seeking abilities at the MCETD to move forward successfully in Michigan’s transitioning economy. Core employment services are available to any customer through the MCETD via a seamless system of co-located workforce development services and community partners, such as the Monroe County Learning Bank Network. The MCETD also partners with various local and state agencies, including Department of Human Services, (DHS), Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS), Monroe County Intermediate School District (MCISD), Monroe County Commission on Aging, Monroe County Friend of the Court, Monroe County Opportunity Program (MCOP), Monroe Community Mental Health Authority, Youth Opportunity Program (YOP), Child Care Network, Michigan Commission for the Blind, Family Counseling & Shelter Services, Unemployment Agency, Job Corps, Local Veteran’s Employment Representative (LVER), Catholic Charities of Monroe County, Inc., Salvation Army, United Way-211, and private sector employers.
The local business community is able to access customized personnel services at no cost through a wealth of resources, such as the Michigan Talent Bank, a no-cost, Internet-based employment website. Employers can host job fairs and have access to interviewing space on site at MCETD. The MCETD staff work with new and existing businesses to maintain and foster business growth in the community, in conjunction with the Monroe County Economic Development Corporation and the Monroe County Industrial Development Corporation. To link to the Streamlined Developer's Guide, go to http://monroecountyidc.com/videos.php.
Ultimately, the Monroe Service Center exists to meet their vision, which is “To continuously improve the Workforce Development system that produces a strong labor force with the required skills to maintain and enhance Monroe’s economic climate.”
"Equal Opportunity Program/Employer"
Auxiliary Aids and Services are Available Upon Request to Individuals with Disabilities.
Michigan Relay Center Callers use 711 or 1-800-649-3777
Southeast Michigan Community Alliance Website
Supported by the State of Michigan and Southeast Michigan Community Alliance