Ottawa County Michigan Works!

Michigan Works! Veteran Services

State of Michigan, Veteran Services Division

- Veteran Employment Specialist

Michigan Works! offers veterans a number of services related to employment and other issues. Veterans are helped on a one-on-one basis which helps focus the attention on the individual and better determines his/her needs.

Our Veterans Representative helps the veteran translate military experience into civilian terminology. This makes a resume easier to read for employers and better represents the veteran's skills in the workforce.

The veteran job seeker also has access to open positions found on the Talent Bank 24-hours before they are seen by the general public. Veterans are given preference for job training and having their applications read. And qualified veterans are given hiring preference in companies that are listed as Federal Contractors.

Our Veterans Representative also acts as a resource for other veteran-related services. After meeting with the Michigan Works! Veterans Representative the veteran may need to seek help in other areas besides employment, including Veterans Administration, navigating the benefits for education and more. Our Veterans Representative is a knowledgeable resource and can point the veteran in the direction most needed by the veteran.

Call (616) 494-8850 to speak with the Ottawa County Veteran Services specialist.