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When You're Ready, We're Here for You! In the past year, the employment outlook in West Michigan and across the nation has drastically changed. Many individuals are out of work and facing additional challenges like lack of childcare, virtual learning and staying safe during a pandemic. For some, now is not the best time to look for work.   Whether you’re ready to reenter ...
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Working with a Talent Development Specialist at West Michigan Works! West Michigan Works! offers a variety of free services to job seekers. One of these services is working with a talent development specialist (TDS). Talent development specialists are dedicated to helping job seekers meet their career goals.  What can a talent development specialist do for you?   In general, a TDS can help you find a satisfying career. When working with a job seeker, they ...
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Hiring events are a great opportunity for job seekers to make personal connections with potential employers and showcase more than their resume. According to Kyle Tarkington, a business solutions representative, job seekers can expect to have casual conversations with employers and suggests they come prepared with questions for employers to ...
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The filing process for unemployment insurance can be overwhelming. The two-step process of contacting the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) first before visiting Michigan Works leaves some individuals confused and unsure. To help clear up confusion, here are answers to the most common questions about the register for work process. Are ...
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No matter how you say “welcome,” if you are a new American, West Michigan Works! can provide opportunities to find a satisfying career in the United States. Refugee and immigrant navigators can provide specialized assistance to help you start your new life. Here are a few ways that we can ...
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There are nearly 43,000 Spanish speakers living in Kent County according to the 2013-2017 American Community Survey. To better serve all of the area’s residents, we recently launched a Spanish language website at es.westmiworks.org. Spanish speakers can learn—in their native language—how to begin filing for unemployment and registering for work, ...
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The average job search process takes over six weeks and can be longer depending on the industry and level of the position. If you’re unemployed, you need to make job search your full-time job to get the fastest results. West Michigan Works! provides free services to help you at every ...
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Your first visit to a Michigan Works! service center might have been to register for work. Now that you’re registered for work and receiving unemployment benefits, it’s time to jump start your job search.  We can help! What else does West Michigan Works! do? Job search: West Michigan employers are ...
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There are two steps to apply for unemployment insurance: 1) file a claim for unemployment and 2) register to work.  Here’s an overview of how to file a claim with the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). If you have specific questions, please contact the Unemployment Insurance Problem Resolution Office at 866-500-0017 ...
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There are two steps to filing for unemployment insurance. Your first step is to file a claim for unemployment insurance.  Your second step is to register for work with a Michigan Works! agency. What you’ll need to register for work A photo ID Social security card Resume How to register ...
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