JOB SEEKERS

Opportunity knocks:

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Where Do I Start?

Answer a few quick questions and we will match you to the best resources and services for your needs.

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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!

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Search Jobs & Register for Work!

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WEST MICHIGAN EMPLOYERS ARE HIRING!

While in-person hiring events are cancelled until further notice, we offer a variety of virtual events to connect you with employers who are hiring now!

Our virtual hiring events include:

  • Monthly Virtual Job Fair featuring multiple employers. The next Virtual Job Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, 2021. See you next year!
  • Virtual Veterans Networking Job Club that connects veterans to employers and other veteran-specific services.

Our Weekly Hot Jobs list has current job opening and hiring event information from across West Michigan!

Features of the Weekly Hot Jobs include:

  • Organized by industry
  • Sortable by county
  • Sign up to get the weekly hot jobs delivered to your inbox every Friday!

OUR COMMITMENT

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 West Michigan Works! commitment to stand against inequity.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU. GIVE US A CALL!

While we’ve had to make changes to our service delivery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still here for you.

Please call your local service center to connect with one of our staff members. You can find your local service center and their phone number on our Contact page 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.


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VIRTUAL RESOURCES FOR JOB SEEKERS

We have multiple resources to help you keep your job search active at home.

Watch a free workshop to polish up your resume, learn the latest job search tips or explore careers.

Access online job search resources all from one place.

Practice your interviewing skills.

WEST MICHIGAN'S HOT JOBS! LIST

100

NUMBER OF HIGH-DEMAND JOBS

5

FASTEST-GROWING INDUSTRIES

$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!

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Are you on the road to success but could use some additional support?

Our community partners provide specialized services to help you along the way. Many of our partners have representatives with regular office hours at our service centers to make getting support even easier.

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The Construction Industry is Growing and You Can Grow With It

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Success Story: Angelique

Success Story

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.