The Defense Industry Career Transition Center


Did you know that the defense industry benefits from the same resources that have evolved from auto manufacturing? It is no surprise then that Michigan, with its rich history in auto manufacturing, has become a leader in defense.

The Defense Industry Career Transition Center of Southeast Michigan is dedicated to assisting those dislocated from defense-related employment and job seekers interested in working in the defense industry. We collaborate with employers who suspect layoffs due to the end of a defense contract, as well as those requiring additional workforce.

Our Services


Our Career Planners will assist soon-to-be dislocated workers, providing them support to help them connect to career opportunities in either defense or non-defense related industries. They will also provide workforce development activities and one-on-one support to those that would like to pursue a career in this growing industry. The following types of assistance are available:

  • Navigating the Unemployment Process
  • Career Advising/Planning
  • Job Search Planning
  • Job Search Techniques
  • Résumé Writing
  • Cover Letters
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Online Applications
  • Job Leads
  • Overcoming Barriers to Employment
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Branding and Marketing
  • Training


Business restructuring and economic factors create new, dynamic and changing industries. Whether it be due to company layoffs or hiring, our Business Service Professionals (BSPs) are here to assist employers that need to adjust their workforce.

  • Labor Market information
  • Job Description Development
  • Candidate search
  • Connection to partners
  • On-site recruitment space
  • Up to date grant information
  • Job posting promotion

Our Locations

We work in 13 counties throughout Southeastern Michigan

  • Macomb
  • Oakland
  • Wayne
  • St. Clair
  • Lapeer
  • Genesee
  • Shiawassee
  • Clinton
  • Eaton
  • Ingham
  • Livingston
  • Monroe
  • Washtenaw

Contact us Today!

43630 Hayes Road, Suite 240, Clinton Township, MI 48038


(586) 738-9030

Our Staff



(586) 738-9034



(586) 738-9033



(586) 738-9031

Our Partners

News & Events

The Defense Transition Center is supported by the Department of Defense,
through the Office of Economic Adjustment.