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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.

The Essential Service Awards honor hardworking service workers in our community.

The people we encounter throughout our day have the ability to improve our lives one interaction at a time. Their jobs are essential to West Michigan. Each day these individuals, whether on the front line or behind the scenes, complete tasks that allow our community to thrive. And in the past two years, frontline workers became even more essential to keeping our economy running!

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Essential Service Awards. Click the Let’s Go button below to submit a nomination.

Winners announced in November!

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.

Hot Job Profile: Construction Manager

Build a Career as a Construction Manager Construction is a career path that offers competitive wages and benefits, as well as limitless growth opportunities. Due to new projects and predicted retirements in the next decade, there is a high demand for new talent in West Michigan. Local companies are hiring [...]

A Workshop to Boost Your Self-Esteem

How Self-Esteem Affects Your Job Search Everyone has low self-esteem sometimes. This is especially true if you are out of work. When you believe in yourself and your abilities, it can positively affect your job search. West Michigan Works! Self-Esteem Workshop is designed to help you increase your self-esteem and [...]

In-Person Job Fair Prep

Make a Great First Impression at In-Person Job Fairs It’s no secret that employers are hiring right now. And this means in-person job fairs are popping up all over. Hiring events are great opportunities to get in front of a hiring manager and make a lasting impression. If it’s been [...]

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