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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





$13 - $89


West Michigan Post

A leading news source for West Michigan’s work force.

June is Youth Employment Month

Youth Employment Month: Gain Skills, Earn Money, Prepare for a Career June is Youth Employment Month in Michigan, when we celebrate the work of young people, the value they bring to business and the economy, and the benefits they receive from working. Summer is the perfect time for teens and young adults [...]

Leadership Styles Workshop

Discover the Leader in You! Leadership ability is one of the top soft skills that employers want in their staff (soft skills are non-technical skills that allow you to succeed in the workplace). Even if you aren’t applying for a management level position, a proven ability to lead is appealing to hiring managers. To build your leadership skills, you must [...]

The Phone Screen: What is it and how do I prepare?

Ace Your Phone Screen You applied for a job and the employer now wants to schedule a phone screen or a “short phone call.” That’s great news! But what is a phone screen? Is it an interview? How long will it be?   A phone screening is not the same as an interview. It’s a short conversation, [...]

Sign Up for WORKSmart

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.

Sign Up for the Weekly Hot Jobs!

The Weekly Hot Jobs! delivers current employment opportunities and hiring event information straight to your inbox each week.

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