EMPLOYERS

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JOB SEEKERS

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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

West Michigan Post

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

High Demand Industries Need Workers Like You!

High Demand Career Opportunities in Construction and IT High demand industries in West Michigan, like construction and IT, offer great job security, opportunities for growth and strong wages. If you're looking for a change or finishing school and deciding what career is right for you, consider one of these industries. [...]

Over 7,000 Jobs Filled in 2019, and We Didn’t Do It Alone

“Alone We Can Do So Little; Together We Can Do So Much.” - Helen Keller   West Michigan Works! understands we cannot address our region’s workforce challenges alone. In a time of low-unemployment and continued job growth, we rely on partnerships within our communities to create holistic workforce solutions. Our [...]

Employment Services for Individuals with Disabilities

An estimated 1.3 million individuals with disabilities call Michigan their home. Over half of these individuals are working-age and have abilities that can add value to the workplace. Unfortunately, individuals with disabilities often face barriers to finding and obtaining employment. If this sounds like you or someone you know, Michigan […]

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