Michigan Works! offers help to residents losing welfare benefits

With the cutoff deadline for cash assistance enacted under recent welfare reform rapidly approaching, the Michigan Works! Association this week began offering job seekers in Ottawa County - including those who may soon be losing their benefits - a full complement of tools and tips to help them find employment.
Sep 22, 2011


Earlier this month, Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law a package of legislation that limited at 48 months the amount of time able-bodied residents can receive state cash assistance. The new law will take effect Oct. 1 and is expected to immediately end cash assistance for approximately 12,000 Michigan residents.

“Families in Ottawa County have been hit hard by Michigan’s economy, but we want them to know that we’re here with a wealth of knowledge and a wide variety of tools to help them find a job,” said Bill Raymond, director of Ottawa County Michigan Works!

The Michigan Works! system includes more than 100 service centers in the state. Each center offers  a wide range of services to meet the needs of local businesses and assist those seeking employment training.

Job seekers, families and employers can find the Michigan Works! service center nearest their home by visiting http://michiganworks.org/agencie... or by calling 1-800-285-WORKS.


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