JOB SEEKERS

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

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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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Apprenticeships: Learn a New Career While Earning a Pay Check

Why an Apprenticeship?

  • A US Department of Labor (DOL) Registered Apprenticeship ensures participants graduate with a national, industry-recognized credential.
  • Participants earn a paycheck while learning the skills to succeed in a career.
  • Graduates often complete the program with a full time job and little to no debt.

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 Provide Additional Services

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

Over 7,000 Jobs Filled in 2019, and We Didn’t Do It Alone

“Alone We Can Do So Little; Together We Can Do So Much.” - Helen Keller   West Michigan Works! understands we cannot address our region’s workforce challenges alone. In a time of low-unemployment and continued job growth, we rely on partnerships within our communities to create holistic workforce solutions. Our [...]

Employment Services for Individuals with Disabilities

An estimated 1.3 million individuals with disabilities call Michigan their home. Over half of these individuals are working-age and have abilities that can add value to the workplace. Unfortunately, individuals with disabilities often face barriers to finding and obtaining employment. If this sounds like you or someone you know, Michigan […]

A Cover Letter Writing Workshop for All Levels

West Michigan Works! hosts free workshops for job seekers looking to polish their skills and techniques. This includes a cover letter writing workshop to help job seekers discover their professional voice. According to a survey, 86% of hiring managers found cover letters to be valuable when reviewing candidates’ job applications. […]

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.