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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.

Spotlight on West Michigan's High-Demand Industries

Join us we shine a light on West Michigan’s high-demand industries: advanced manufacturing, agribusiness, construction,
health care, and information technology.

Each industry week will feature events and resources to help you explore great career opportunities in West Michigan!

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 2020, frontline workers became even more essential to keeping our economy running!

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Essential Service Awards. Click the Let’s Go button below to submit a nomination.

Winners announced in March!

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.

Future of Work Grand Challenge

There's an App for That: Free Training for Job Seekers West Michigan Works! and partners, Michigan Works! Southwest and Michigan Works! Berrien-Cass-Van Buren, have been selected to participate in a national initiative, The Future of Work Grand Challenge. The goal of The Future of Work is to help put more [...]

Take Your Cover Letter to the Next Level

Three Tips to Make Your Cover Letter Stand Out With today’s online and automated application processes, you might think that a cover letter is no longer necessary. However, a strong cover letter may be even more important in this digital world. Use your cover letter as a tool to help you stand out from applicants who don’t submit [...]

Spotlight on Manufacturing

Exciting Opportunities Await at West Michigan Manufacturers Every other week beginning February 22, West Michigan Works! (WMW!) will be highlighting the five high demand industries in our region: agribusiness, construction, health care, information technology and manufacturing. This week, WMW! and Discover Manufacturing are featuring exciting careers in manufacturing.   What do office furniture, [...]

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WORKSmart is a quarterly email with workforce development news, notifications of funding opportunities, job fairs, seminars and other resources for employers. View past issues >

Coming Soon! Industry talent council newsletters with regular updates from our region’s high-demand industries.

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