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.
West Michigan Works! is here for you. First, we are here to listen. What do we need to change? Are there ways we can do better, or help our communities to do better? Second, we are here to support. We are here to advocate against these injustices. We will seek out information, learn how to be an ally or anti-racist.
WE'RE AVAILABLE BY PHONE OR EMAIL TO ASSIST YOU!
To keep our staff and customers safe, as of Monday, March 30, we will be delivering services by phone, online or other virtual technologies only. For assistance, call your local Michigan Works service center or call 1-800-285-WORK (9675) to be connected to the nearest Michigan Works! office. You can also submit your questions using the form below or the chat feature in the bottom right of your screen; one of our staff will respond as soon as they are able.
Please note these additional, important changes. Until further notice:
- West Michigan Works! has cancelled non-essential services such as workshops, orientations, hiring events and other group activities.
- All unemployment claims can currently be filed online at Michigan.gov/UIA or by calling 1-866-500-0017. Please see the schedule below to file by last name.
- You are NOT required to report in person at Michigan Works! to register for work.
Save the Date: July 29 & 30
– Job seeker registration: July 20-24
Learn more and register at westmiworks.org/virtual-job-fair.
- Meet local employers looking to hire veterans.
- Network with other veterans.
- Connect with other veteran-specific resources.
Meet virtually the third Thursday of every month. Learn more and register at VNJC.org.
Where Do I Start?
Answer a few quick questions and we will match you to the best resources and services for your needs.
Get to Work!
We can help you explore careers, find training, learn new skills and much more. Check out all of our free services to help you find a job!
Search Jobs & Register for Work!
Create an account and search jobs on Pure Michigan Talent Connect.
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!
We're Here for You!
While we’ve had to make some changes to our service delivery, we can still help you with your job search.
To keep our staff and customers safe, as of Monday, March 30, we will be delivering services by phone, online or other virtual technologies only. Submit the form below and one of our staff will respond as soon as they are able.
West Michigan's Hot Jobs! List
NUMBER OF HIGH-DEMAND JOBS
$13 - $89
AVG STARTING SALARY RANGE
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Workshops & Hiring Events
West Michigan Works! offers a variety of free events to help you take your next step to a new career. Whether you are looking to sharpen your interview skills or meet an employer who is hiring, we have options for you!
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Success Story: Angelique
Imagine showing up to your job and learning that your employer had closed overnight. You are left with no income, which means facing foreclosure on your home. Where do you turn to ensure you can care for your family?
It happened to our customer, Angelique, and this is her story.