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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

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.

Read more about our commitment to stand against inequity.

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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.

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.

Health Care Apprenticeships Open the Door to a Career

Apprenticeships: Work While you Learn in the Health Care Field Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series about apprenticeships in West Michigan.  We have all been told it’s never too late to make a change or to pursue a different path in life. But the fear of trying something new or going [...]

Build a Career in Construction with an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships Can Create Lifelong Success Editors Note: This is the first in a three-part series about apprenticeships in West Michigan.  Apprenticeships date back to the late middle ages when craftsmen, like black smiths and bakers, hired inexperienced, young people in exchange for a minimal wage, food, lodging and formal training in their [...]

Find the hottest jobs across West Michigan every week!

Your Guide to Employment in High-Demand Industries If you’re looking for a job or a new career, West Michigan Works! has a guide to employment in high-demand industries across West Michigan!  The Weekly Hot Jobs is a list of immediate job openings in West Michigan’s current high-demand industries: construction, health sciences, IT, manufacturing, professional and administrative services, [...]

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