Employment & Training

Michigan Works!

The Michigan Works! Monroe County Employment and 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 Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Partnership. Accountability. Training. Hope (PATH) Program, the Community Corrections Program, and the Food Stamp Employment and Training Program. On-the-job and work based training is also available to employers and job seekers.

Although some programs require specific eligibility or a referral, any job seeker 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. The MCETD also partners with various local and state agencies, including:

  • Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan
  • Child Care Network
  • Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
  • Family Counseling and Shelter Services
  • Job Corps
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)
  • Monroe Community Mental Health Authority
  • Monroe County Commission on Aging
  • Monroe County Friend of the Court
  • Monroe County Intermediate School District (MCISD)
  • Monroe County Opportunity Program (MCOP)
  • Salvation Army
  • Unemployment Agency
  • United Way-211
  • Veteran's Employment Representative
  • Youth Opportunity Program (YOP)
  • Private sector employers

Pure Michigan Talent Connect & the MCETD

Pure MichiganThe local business community is able to access customized personnel services at no cost through a wealth of resources, such as the Pure Michigan Talent Connect, a no-cost, Internet-based employment website. Employers can host job fairs and have access to interviewing space on site at the MCETD. The MCETD staff works 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 Business Development Corporation. Link to the Streamlined Developer's Guide.


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."

Further Information

  • "Equal Opportunity Program/Employer"
  • Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
  • Michigan Relay Center Callers use 711 or 800-649-3777


The office of the Monroe County Employment and Training Department is in the "Monroe Mall" shopping Center, located at corner of Stewart Road and North Telegraph Road (US-24) in Monroe, just south of Meijer. View the location map (GIF).