Oakland County Veterans Services representatives will be on site at Michigan Works! centers in Novi, Southfield and Oak Park one day a week.
They will provide veterans and their family members with convenient access to a wide range of services.
County MichiganWorks! will host Veterans Benefits Counselors in Novi and Southfield on Tuesdays and in Oak Park on Thursdays.
The goal, according to County Executive Dave Coulter, is to bring services closer to where veterans live. This, he said, means that “residents who have served their country will not only be able to get help accessing their benefits, but also help with their careers.”
Services include helping veterans and their family members complete and submit applications for federal, state, and county veterans benefits. These benefits include military and civilian disability compensation; resources for health, transportation, job search and education. Financial support includes help with home loans, life insurance, burial benefits, and other untapped relief or compensation.
Garth Wootten, director of the county’s Veterans Services Division, said these services are available to veterans of all ages and life stages because part of the mission is to “advocate on their behalf.” to ensure that they receive the benefits they have earned”. .”
Jennifer Llewellyn, Oakland County, Michigan, it works! director, said the service centers help match a veteran’s military experience and accomplishments with civilian occupations and help those who have recently left military service make the transition to civilian life, between other services.
“Our staff from the six Oakland County Michigan Works! service centers are available to provide them and their spouses and caregivers with comprehensive career planning, training programs, job search resources and more on a priority basis,” said Llewellyn .
Oakland County, Michigan, it works! service centers are in Novi, Oak Park, Pontiac, Southfield, Troy and Waterford. Each year, 105,000 job seekers use these centers for career advice, interview and job search workshops, job placement assistance, training courses and information on employment trends. .
People can make individual appointments with MichiganWorks! service representatives for help with resumes, interview techniques, and other support. To schedule a time, call (248) 858-5520.
Service centers are holding virtual workshops for job seekers. This schedule is online at www.OaklandCountyMIWorks.com.