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Employment Resources

This page is provided as an overview of various sources of job information. There are thousands of web sites on the Internet that can connect you to employers and job openings. The lists below represent a sample of local employers and local/national job postings and informational web sites. Many of these employers periodically post open positions on Career Connection and/or participate in WCC Job Fairs. For more information, contact Career Services at or 734-677-5155.

Washtenaw County & Surrounding Area Employers

An alphabetical list of local and county employers, chosen by our counseling and career planning staff.


InternInMichigan.com is new and can help you find internships throughout Michigan. Internships are a great opportunity to build a successful resume, be involved in networking opportunities and may even lead to a full time job. Create a personal profile, post a resume and information about yourself. The information you submit will help us match you to businesses that have the type of internship you are looking for.

Economic Development Agencies

Ann Arbor SPARK Michigan Works
A2Y Chamber of Commerce Washtenaw Community & Economic Development
Ecomonic Development - Livingston County Work Force Intelligence Network
Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Employment Trends

Labor Market Information State by State
Labor market information includes statistics on employment, wages, industries, and other factors affecting the world of work. The links from The Riley Guide take users to labor market information for the individual states sothat data can be compared across states.

Michigan Labor Market Information
This site offers forecasting, wage and trend information specific to the State of Michigan.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
This searchable guide includes basic information on how occupations are expected to grow or decline in the next five to ten years.

State Occupational Projections
This site contains projections of occupational employment growth developed for all states and the nation as a whole. One of the most important uses of these is to help individuals make informed career decisions. Users can review information on projected employment growth for an occupation in several states or select several occupations and compare their growth projection in one state only. The projections found here are usually updated on a two-year cycle.

Job Search Resource Sites

Affirmative Action Register
Represents institutions, organizations and companies who make extra effort to reach qualified candidates within all segments of our society.

America's Job Bank
This site lists over 2,000 State Employment Service offices.

Ann Arbor SPARK
Coordinated effort with the Southeast Michigan Works, Department of Economic Development and other regional organizations promoting a strong, vibrant workforce.

CareerBuilder is a free career search site that features a large number of open positions for job seekers. The companies featured on CareerBuilder lists all of their open jobs and provide a wealth of information about their benefits, products, and opportunities.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Occupational Outlook Handbook online. This site has information on employment trends and current hot jobs.

Occupational Outlook Quarterly - Occupational Outlook Quarterly online. This site, published quarterl, has up-to-date articles on employment trends and current hot jobs.

Database of job postings and employers. Career planning and employment for the college-educated work force, with quarterly surveys of starting salary offers to new college graduates, a quarterly journal, and a bi-weekly newsletter.

Pure Michigan
This is the State of Michigan's online career resource Web site. There is also information on job fairs, wages and employment trends, licensed occupations, and job search assistance for people with disabilities, as well as how to write resumes and cover letters, interview for a job, and negotiate a salary.

Michigan Civil Service
This is the State of Michigan site that links potential employees with State jobs.

Michigan Works!
Michigan's Workforce Development System.

MLive Jobs
Regional job bank. Search by industry, region and skill set for openings.

State of Michigan Civil Service Jobs
The State of Michigan Civil Service Commission’s goal is to help qualified candidates find employment within the various departments of the State government.

Local Volunteer Organizations

Volunteering in our community is a way to stay engaged. These links provide an overview of volunteer opportunities in our area. Volunteering allows you to support a worthy cause as well as provide a valuable experience for your resume.

American Red Cross (Washtenaw County Chapter) Safe House
AmeriCorps NCC SOS
Dress for Success Turner Senior Resource Center
Habitat for Humanity United Way
Hope Clinic University of Michigan Geriatrics Center & Institute of Gerontology
idealist Volunteer Match
Ozone House Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan

Online Newspaper Classifieds

Ann Arbor.com

Heritage Newspapers
Serves Belleville, Chelsea, Dearborn, Dexter, Downriver, Grosse Ile, Manchester, Milan, Monroe, Ypsilanti areas

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