WE'RE OPEN TO ASSIST YOU!

To keep our staff and customers safe, as of Monday, March 30, we will be delivering services by phone, online or other virtual technologies only.

Please note these additional, important changes. Until further notice:

  • West Michigan Works! has cancelled non-essential services such as workshops, orientations, hiring events and other group activities.
  • All unemployment claims can currently be filed online at Michigan.gov/UIA or by calling 1-866-500-0017.
  • You are NOT required to report in person at Michigan Works! to register for work.

FOR JOB SEEKERS

For assistance, call your local Michigan Works service center or call
1-800-285-WORK (9675) to be connected to the nearest Michigan Works! office. You can also submit your questions using the form below and one of our staff will respond as soon as they are able.

FOR EMPLOYERS

If you have any questions about recruitment assistance due to increased demand or if you have concerns regarding potential layoffs, please contact us at business@westmiworks.org or 616-336-2393.

EMPLOYERS

Talent awaits.

JOB SEEKERS

Opportunity knocks.

Important Information About Our Services

We’re here for you!

While we’ve had to make some changes to our service delivery, we can still help you with your job search.

To keep our staff and customers safe, as of Monday, March 30, we will be delivering services by phone, online or other virtual technologies only.

For assistance, call your local Michigan Works service center or call 1-800-285-WORK (9675) to be connected to the nearest Michigan Works! office. You can also submit the form to the right and one of our staff will respond as soon as they are able.

Please note these additional, important changes. Until further notice:

  • West Michigan Works! has cancelled non-essential services such as workshops, orientations, hiring events and other group activities.
  • All unemployment claims can currently be filed online at Michigan.gov/UIA or by calling 1-866-500-0017.
  • You are NOT required to report in person at Michigan Works! to register for work.

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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.

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.

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

Winners announced in January!

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

Medical Assistant Registered Apprenticeship Program

The West Michigan Medical Assistant Registered Apprenticeship Program (MARAP) combines classroom learning, simulation learning and work experience with a participating healthcare provider. As a student in this one-year program, you will:

immediately apply your classroom learning to a clinical setting

earn a wage while learning the skills to be successful in a high-demand career

graduate with a Medical Assistant Certificate of Completion,
a certificate of completion of apprenticeship from the
US Department of Labor and qualify to earn a national
industry-recognized credential

West Michigan's Hot Jobs! List

100

NUMBER OF HIGH-DEMAND JOBS

5

FASTEST-GROWING INDUSTRIES

$13 - $89

AVG STARTING SALARY RANGE

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