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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





$13 - $89


West Michigan Post

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

Training creates a highly-skilled workforce and gives workers skills for life

Training programs funded by the Going PRO Talent Fund must lead to a credential for a skill that is transferable and recognized by the industry. This creates a highly-skilled workforce that benefits employers, strengthens communities and gives employees a skill for life. Here is just one example... GE Aviation-Muskegon manufactures [...]

Expungement Clinic Helps Create New Talent Pool

On January 16, 2020, 195 Muskegon County residents entered the doors at our Muskegon Service Center. Even though some had to wait two hours to be seen, the general attitude was of hope and appreciation. Why? Because they were there to apply for an expungement—or have a criminal conviction(s) removed […]

Workplace Training Can Move You from a Job to a Career

Technology continues to advance in workplaces across all industries. Companies must continuously upskill their staff in order to keep pace. The Going PRO Talent Fund (GPTF) has played a substantial role in making workplace training possible and helping employers remain competitive. Since 2014, the state has been allocating grant awards [...]

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