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.
The series of 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.
Thank you, Frontliners!
Futures for Frontliners is a state scholarship program for Michiganders without college degrees who worked in essential industries during the state COVID-19 shutdown in spring 2020 (April 1 – June 30). This scholarship provides these frontline workers with tuition-free access to local community college to pursue an associate degree or a skills certificate, either full-time or part-time while you work.
Be Counted 2020
April 1, 2020 was Census Day in the U.S., but there is still time to complete this year’s census questionnaire! The census is an important process that helps determine our representation in all levels of government and how much federal funding goes to our communities. In fact, Michigan stands to lose $18,000 per person over the next 10 years due to an inaccurate count.
Everyone can do their part by completing the census questionnaire accurately and completely. Get started!
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- Paid Holidays
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Vacation & Sick Time
- Medical, Dental & Vision
- Life Insurance
- Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Insurance
- Pension Benefits
West Michigan's Hot Jobs! List
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West Michigan Post
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