JOB SEEKERS

Opportunity knocks:

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Where Do I Start?

Learn more about our services and take your next step toward a new job or career.

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Get to Work!

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!

Create an account and search jobs on Pure Michigan Talent Connect.

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 monthly job fair will take place on July 21.
  • 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!

FREE 90-DAY TRAINING

The Future of Work Grand Challenge is a national competition that uses innovative technology to get individuals, impacted by COVID-19 layoffs and closures, back to work. Quickly.

Participating workforce agencies, like Michigan Works!, are looking for people to help them test new technologies. Participants will receive FREE training and learn new skills that can lead to higher-paying job opportunities.

CUSTOMER SERVICE & SALES

Do you love connecting with people? This, plus sales and customer service skills, can be used to find jobs in many different industries – health care, hospitality, banking and more. In Michigan, the average wage for sales and customer service jobs is $19.71 per hour.

ENTREPRENEURIAL

Do you have a business idea that you’d like to pursue? Or a side hustle that you’d like to take to the next level? Starting your own business can offer an alternative path to generating income.

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 make an in-person or virtual appointment. 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.

Or you can 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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Future of Work Grand Challenge

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Success Story: Hunter

Success Story

In 2018, Hunter Daniels was unemployed, severely in debt and without a plan for the future. After bouncing from house to house, he moved back in with his dad, and with encouragement from his family, Hunter went to the West Michigan Works! Service center in Muskegon.