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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.

The Hottest Jobs in West Michigan!

Every year, West Michigan Works! releases a list of the top high-demand job opportunities in the region’s in-demand industries—construction/energy, health sciences, information technology, manufacturing, and professional/administrative services. The workforce agency works closely with local employers to understand their talent needs and the training or preparation needed for specific jobs in the region.   What [...]

Spotlight on Construction

Building Better Communities Every other week beginning February 22, West Michigan Works! (WMW!) will highlight the five high-demand industries in our region: agribusiness, construction, health care, information technology and manufacturing. This week, WMW! is shining a light on careers in the construction industry.  If you are considering a career in [...]

Spotlight on Health Care

People Helping People Every other week beginning February 22, West Michigan Works! (WMW!) will highlight the five high-demand industries in our region: agribusiness, construction, health care, information technology and manufacturing. This week, WMW! and the West Michigan Health Careers Council are shining a light on careers in the health care industry.  Did you know that [...]

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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