At this time unemployment claimants as a result of COVID-19, DO NOT have to report in person to a Michigan Works! Agency to register for work.
> Please file your new claim or reopen an existing claim online at or call 1-866-500-0017.
> All Oakland County Michigan Works! American Job Centers are open by TELEPHONE ONLY! This is required.

Workshops and Events


Oakland County Michigan Works! Oak Park offers Career Workshops to assist you with employment:

Resume and Interviewing. Join Chris and learn how to rock the interview and resume!

Computer Basics With Brenda. These are important skills you need in the workplace!

LinkedIn with Laura which is critical for a social media presence and employment. (Click the LinkedIn event on the calendar to see what customers are saying!)

Visit the workshop calendar to find a date and time that is perfect for you.

Check out the calendar for Job Fairs and other events that you will find very useful!


COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Information

As the Coronavirus situation evolves, the health and safety of our customers and staff remains our top priority.

Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Oakland County Michigan Works! offices are offering a limited number of services ONLY by telephone and virtual/remote services. Appointments are required. There will be no in-person services available at this time. Please call 248-691-8437 to make an appointment.

March 24, 2020 Center Operations Flyer

For regular updates please visit

Online Resources for Workers Impacted by COVID-19 Flyer:

Get Online Help Here!

If you are applying for Unemployment Benefits, we encourage you to apply online at or call 1-866-500-0017.

Check here for UIA Guidance in addition to the website above:

Fact Sheet #160

Please see the following information from the CDC:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary

Oakland County Health Division -

COVID-19 General Public Toolkit from the Oakland County Health Department

COVID-19 Business Toolkit from the Oakland County Health Department

Oak Park Schools FEED OUR KIDS. Please see the flyer explaining how those out of school due to recent events can access breakfast and lunch meals.

Oak Park Schools Feed Our Kids

In other news!
March 6, 2020


Check out the details here: February Details


Check here for help in our community:

2020 Oakland County Resource Guide

Michigan Economic Development Corporation         Oakland County Economic Development and Community Affairs                  Oak Park School District         Ferndale Chamber of Commerce         City of Oak Park