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.
Short-term training. High-wage careers.
There’s more support than ever for people who are looking to quickly gain skills for a high-demand, high-wage career. Whether you already know where you’re headed or want to explore career options, career experts are ready to help you meet your goals.
Already enrolled at a community college?
- Tuition assistance.
- Supportive services.
Not sure what career options are out there?
- Career assessments to identify career goals and training options.
- Assistance with applications.
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!
- 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
NUMBER OF HIGH-DEMAND JOBS
$13 - $89
AVG STARTING SALARY RANGE
West Michigan Post
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