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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.

November 15-19 is National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity to highlight the benefits of apprenticeship – for both employers and workers!

BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYERS

A Registered Apprenticeship program is a proven, industry-driven training model that can help you build a highly-skilled workforce, reduce turnover costs, and improve productively.

West Michigan Works! offers apprenticeship development in our region’s high-demand industries: health care, advanced manufacturing, construction, IT and agribusiness.

BENEFITS FOR WORKERS

Registered apprenticeships are paid work experiences that give workers the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a high-demand job and the opportunity to pursue a career in a high-demand industry.

We talked to four West Michigan apprentices about their experiences…

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

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Tips for a One-Way Video Interview

Video interviews are used during all stages of the hiring process; they are more convenient and more efficient than in-person or phone interviews. A one-way video is a less common type of video interview, but nonetheless, offers benefits to both the employer and candidate.  Here are some tips to prepare […]

Tips For Choosing References

References are an important part of the hiring process. Reference checks help hiring managers better understand your skills, experience, and qualifications. They help hiring managers determine if you are a good fit for the job. Here are some things to consider when choosing references. You do not need to list […]

Explore a Career in Nursing

The health care industry desperately needs licensed practical nurses (LPN) and registered nurses (RN)! A nurse isn’t an entry level job though, it requires two to four years of education and/or training. Here’s some information to help you decide if a career in nursing is for you. Licensed and Registered […]

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