Take your next step to a new career!

Use this checklist to get started!

Visit a Service Center

While you’re at a service center you can:

  • Use office resources: computer, phone, fax, copier
  • Search for jobs on the internet
  • Attend a free workshop or hiring event

When you visit you will need:

  • Photo ID showing date of birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Current resume (if available)
  • Job and education history
  • Documentation of Veteran status/DD-214 with dates of service (if applicable)

121 Franklin St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Phone (616) 336-4040
Fax (616) 336-4015
M–F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


There may be a service center closer to you.

215 Straight Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone (616) 336-4460
Fax (616) 336-4999
M–F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


There may be a service center closer to you.

10075 Northland Dr NE
Rockford, MI 49341
Phone (616) 228-6724
Fax (616) 884-5353
T, W, F 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. &
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
There may be a service center closer to you.

Are you between the ages of 16 and 24?Youth Services

You may qualify for specialized services to help you get the education and work experience needed to find a successful career.

You may be eligible for:

  • Paid or unpaid work experiences
  • Career exploration and counseling
  • Scholarships for career training and on-the-job training
  • Many more services tailored to your needs!

Learn more about youth services

Go Online

Search for jobs, register for workshops and find hiring events:

  • Sign up for the Weekly Hot Jobs email to receive a list of hundreds of open positions each week.
  • Check out the annual Hot Jobs! list, which features the most in-demand and fastest-growing jobs in West Michigan
  • Create your Pure Michigan Talent Connect profile:
    1. Click on Create Account
    2. Choose Job Seeker
    3. Complete profile
      • Sign Privacy and Terms of Use Statement
      • Complete contact information, account password and security questions
      • Fill out employment information (refer to your resume)
  • Remember to log-in every 30 days to keep your resume open and active with employers!
    1. Click on Sign in
    2. Enter your email address
    3. Click in the password box
    4. Enter your 8-digit password
    5. Click on Sign In
  • Visit our website for dates of upcoming hiring events and workshops
  • Questions? Contact Us!