Unemployment, Financial, and Business Resources

For COVID-19 Pandemic specific unemployment documents recently released by the State of Michigan, please click here.

Computer Skills

LinkedInLearning – Technology training videos for both beginners and experts – requires a Dexter District Library card beginning with 29221

LearningExpressLibrary – A wealth of information on computer skills, job skills, and practice tests.

Goodwill Community Foundation
Innovative online learning opportunities for anyone who wants to improve technology, literacy and math skills necessary for success.

Microsoft Office 365 Training Center — Learn important skills using Microsoft Office products through online tutorials and examples

Computer Tutorials – a web guide with links to listings of computer tutorials including Microsoft applications, Internet searching, email, typing and using a mouse. Compiled by Newark Public Library.

Visual Tutorials – assistance learning Microsoft programs and other computer technology using pictures.

DigitalLearn – Tutorials on computers basics, Windows 10, email, job skills, and more.

Job Seekers

Michigan Talent Bank – search for job openings or post your resume

Michigan Works Agency Locator Map

Career Zone Write Your Resume – from New York a one-stop way to create a resume and export it in pdf, or MS Word.

Cover Letter Generator

My Skills, My Future from the U.S. Department of Labor

O*Net Resource Center – Occupational Information Network, is a comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics.

USA Jobs – Official Jobsite of the U.S. Government

Financial Literacy

MyMoney.gov – U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.

Greenpath – debt counseling and consolidation information

Money Smart a Financial Education Program – an easy to use learning tool that teaches the 10 modules of the Money Smart curriculum through a computer. http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart/mscbi/mscbi.html

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Doing business in Dexter

Michigan Small Business Relief Program

Small Business Administration – The United State Small Business Administration provides programs and services to help you start, grow and succeed in small business.

Small Business Administration Michigan District Office

Top Ten Legal Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs – help from the Harvard Business School

Entrepreneurs and Innovators Web Portal from Michigan Economic Development Corporation – find small business start up resources.

General Assistance and Social Services

Michigan Helping Hand – site helps Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the services they need.

United Way 211 – free and confidential information and referral help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.

Michigan Department of Human Services: Food assistance information.

Michigan Department of Community Health: How Can I Get Free or Low Cost Health Care for Me & My Family?

Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs – veteran’s assistance programs

Michigan Unemployment Services and Benefits

Webcasts for Unemployed Workers: The webcasts are designed to inform residents about Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency programs and services, and in some cases serve as guides or tutorials.

Michigan Attorney General Brochure on Avoiding Foreclosure

Forclosure Resources: Links from the Dearborn Heights Public Library on avoiding foreclosure.

Michigan State Housing Development Authority

Unemployment Insurance videos to help file a claim

The Unemployment Insurance Agency has a series of how-to videos to help navigate the unemployment system and assist you with filing a claim.
View the full playlist of videos for employees here.
Keep in mind, it’s best to apply online during non-peak hours, between 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. The 24-hour website operates faster when fewer people are on the site. Visit Michigan.gov/UIA to get started.

UIA Director Steve Gray answers FAQs about unemployment benefits

Watch the full video here.

How to file a claim?

Watch the how to file a claim video here.

How to file for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)?

Watch the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance video here.

How to set up a MiWAM account?

Watch the MiWAM account set up video here.

How to claim your weeks of unemployment benefits?

Watch how to claim your weeks of unemployment benefits video here.

Additional UIA resources