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Workforce Development Resources

Resources for entrepreneurs, business owners, and workers.
Job Seekers
Financial Literacy
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
General Assistance and Social Services

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. 

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. – provides resources to help you get started with digital literacy, tutorials on using the internet, internet safety, as well as getting a job. 

Digital Basics – learn how to use computers and the internet safely and intelligently. 

NorthStar Basic Computer Skills Certificate – self-guided modules for basic digital literacy in six areas. – tools to help you learn the basics such as introduction to meal, using a PC or doing a basic internet search. 

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.

Job Seekers

Michigan Talent Bank – search for job openings or post your resume.

Michigan Works Agency Locator Map - find the agency nearest you

Job & Career Accelerator – explore job profiles, create resumes and cover letters, assess interests and find jobs. (If link doesn't work, go to and click on the "Find Jobs!" button.)

Michigan eLibrary Business and Jobs Gateway - new Educational opportunities for the unemployed

Cover Letter Generator - use these templates to create great cover letters

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 

Financial Literacy

Michigan eLibrary Personal Assistance Resources – - 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. 

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. 

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 - pdf document

Foreclosure Resources – links from the Dearborn Heights Public Library on avoiding foreclosure. 

Michigan State Housing Development Authority

Location & Hours
104 E. Main St.
Fremont, MI  49412
(231) 924-3480 phone
(231) 924-2355 fax
Mon, Tue, Thurs 9:30-8:30
Wed, Fri, Sat 9:30-5:00
Sun. Closed
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