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West Michigan Works!

West Michigan Works! is part of the statewide Michigan Works! system, serving the employers and job seekers of Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon and Ottawa counties.

In partnership with employers, educators, economic developers and community organizations, we work to create a qualified workforce that meets our region’s current and future talent needs and fuels our shared economic future.

OUR COMMITMENT: Recent events highlighting the routine and perpetual inequities that people of color continue to face have reignited new frustrations about the lack of progress we’ve made in changing systems that perpetuate prejudice, bias and inequity.

Read more about our commitment to stand against inequity.

Medical Assistant Registered Apprenticeship Program

We are now accepting applications of interest for the Medical Assistant Registered Apprenticeship Program (MARAP).
MARAP combines classroom learning (tuition-free!), simulation learning and work experience. Graduates earn a medical assistant certificate of completion and
U.S. Department of Labor completion of apprenticeship and qualify to earn a registered medical assistant certification, a nationally recognized credential.

Is MARAP right for you? You can learn more about the apprenticeship program at one of our upcoming information sessions!

You May Be Able to Expunge a Prior Conviction

Do you have a prior criminal conviction?

Is your conviction preventing you from finding a job or starting a career?

The Clean Slate law makes it possible for more people to petition for an expungement. An expungement removes convictions from your public criminal record.

Join our Team!

West Michigan Works! is looking for individuals to join our team. We offer generous benefits including:
  • Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vacation & Sick Time
  • Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Pension Benefits

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$13 - $89


West Michigan Post

A leading news source for West Michigan’s work force.

Program Your Way to a Successful Career

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Job Search Trends for 2022

The 2021 job market was challenging for both employers and job seekers as they navigated talent shortages, virtual work environments, and COVID-19 restrictions. With all the changes and disruption, it is more important than ever to be aware of trends in the hiring process. Here are some job search trends […]

Professional Goals for the New Year

For many, the new year symbolizes a fresh start, a time to establish goals and feel optimistic about the upcoming year. It doesn’t matter if you are in the habit of creating resolutions or not, you can still use that new-year excitement to benefit your job search. Take some time […]

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