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JOB SEEKERS

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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.

Spotlight on West Michigan's High-Demand Industries

Join us we shine a light on West Michigan’s high-demand industries: advanced manufacturing, agribusiness, construction,
health care, and information technology.

Each industry week will feature events and resources to help you explore great career opportunities in West Michigan!

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

West Michigan's Hot Jobs! List

100

NUMBER OF HIGH-DEMAND JOBS

5

FASTEST-GROWING INDUSTRIES

$13 - $89

AVG STARTING SALARY RANGE

West Michigan Post

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

Summer Hiring Trends

West Michigan's Job Market is HOT! It’s summertime, and it’s not just the weather that’s hot—so is the job market! West Michigan employers need to fill jobs now, and they are offering some great perks to attract talent.   COVID has changed how companies recruit, hire, and retain staff. Job seekers can expect to participate [...]

Job Search for the Experienced Worker

Show Your Value as an Experienced Worker Age discrimination is something many people will deal with at some point while looking for employment. Age discrimination affects both the young and old, but one age bracket is being hit the hardest now — the experienced worker (40+ years old).  “Job search [...]

Rejection Happens: How to Productively Cope with Rejection

Job rejection? Here are some tips to stay positive! Being rejected for a job can feel personal. Especially if it happens often or if you do not get any feedback as to why. Dealing with rejection does not have to lower your morale or slow down your job search – [...]

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WORKSmart is a quarterly email with workforce development news, notifications of funding opportunities, job fairs, seminars and other resources for employers. View past issues >

Coming Soon! Industry talent council newsletters with regular updates from our region’s high-demand industries.

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