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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 series of 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.


Thank you, Frontliners!

Futures for Frontliners is a state scholarship program for Michiganders without college degrees who worked in essential industries during the state COVID-19 shutdown in spring 2020 (April 1 – June 30). This scholarship provides these frontline workers with tuition-free access to local community college to pursue an associate degree or a skills certificate, either full-time or part-time while you work.

Be Counted 2020

April 1, 2020 was Census Day in the U.S., but there is still time to complete this year’s census questionnaire! The census is an important process that helps determine our representation in all levels of government and how much federal funding goes to our communities. In fact, Michigan stands to lose $18,000 per person over the next 10 years due to an inaccurate count.

Everyone can do their part by completing the census questionnaire accurately and completely. Get started!

Census at home

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

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$13 - $89


West Michigan Post

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

Futures for Frontliners

Frontliners May Qualify for Free Tuition! Michigan is giving back to its essential workers who helped the state to keep running and to get through the Stay Home, Stay Safe order that took place this year due to COVID-19. In September, the Futures for Frontliners program was launched to help thank those frontline workers.    The Futures for Frontliners program is here to help people who worked directly with the public to prepare for […]

Are you ready to get back to work, West Michigan?

Our Virtual Services Can Help! West Michigan Works! staff is eager to help West Michigan job seekers map out their careers and get back to work. We have quickly adjusted during COVID-19 pandemic to offer virtual services to give job seekers individualized attention and assistance. A Variety of Virtual Services Services available virtually  include resume [...]

Grow your Skills with a Training Scholarship!

Get back into the workforce with new skills and knowledge! West Michigan Works! has training scholarship opportunities available for eligible people who need to upskill or earn a credential to find employment in high-demand industries like health care and manufacturing.   “West Michigan has a variety of options that include opportunities in apprenticeships, on-the- job training, certificates, associate degrees [...]

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