michigan works http://michiganradio.org en Michigan Works funding at risk http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-works-funding-risk <p>Budget cuts approved by the U.S. House of Representatives would close <a href="http://michiganworks.org/">Michigan Works</a> service centers.</p><p>The service centers are where people go to file for unemployment and can get training, education or use the Michigan Talent Bank.</p><p>The U.S. House budget proposal eliminates the federal funding that supports the centers.</p><p>Luanne Dunsford is the CEO of Michigan Works.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;If the house resolution goes through the funding for Michigan Works would be eliminated. The Michigan Works system serves over 3 million customers a year and our question is, where would those people go?</p></blockquote><p>The U.S. House and the Senate are now negotiating budget proposals to decide the fate of several federal programs, including the Workforce Reinvestment Act which funds Michigan Works.</p><p><em>We want to get a better understanding of the kinds of services offered by Michigan Works. If you&#39;ve used Michigan Works, what services did you use and what did you think of them?</em></p><p><script language="JavaScript" src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js"></script><script language="JavaScript">stLight.options({ publisher:'18355ba4-a04c-4a33-a76f-847aadfc0f80', onhover:false });</script><script language="JavaScript" src="http://www.micropoll.com/a/MicroPoll?id=400722"></script><!-- END MICROPOLL JAVASCRIPT CODE --></p><p><em>Sarah Alvarez - Michigan Radio Newsroom</em> Wed, 02 Mar 2011 15:22:15 +0000 Mark Brush 1462 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Works funding at risk