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Tips for Your Job Search During COVID The COVID-19 pandemic sent shockwaves through the economy and changed how we live and work. The unexpected dive into virtual services, remote work and new technologies have challenged employers and job seekers to adapt. Talent solutions staff with West Michigan Works! (WMW!) share their expertise ...
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How West Michigan Works! Pivoted to Make an Impact in 2020 The year 2020 started out with unemployment at a historical low—around 3%. In the blink of an eye, COVID-19 wiped out an entire decade of economic recovery from the last recession. Businesses shut down, and we found ourselves back ...
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Get Started on the Path to a Life-Changing, Life-Saving Career Are you looking for a career that will make a difference in the lives of others? Or are you interested in a medical career but not sure how to get started? A group of Barry County organizations have teamed up to offer Basic EMT training along with additional services, like financial aid and job placement assistance, for students.  Emergency ...
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Congratulations to ACATEC, our 2020 Partner of the Year West Michigan Works! recognizes Allegan County Area Technical & Education Center (ACATEC) as its 2020 Partner of the Year for their commitment to providing accessible vocational training opportunities in Allegan County.   ACATEC has been and continues to be a primary partner in Allegan County, working ...
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Congratulations to Perrigo, our 2020 Employer of the Year West Michigan Works! recognizes Perrigo as its 2020 Employer of the Year for its commitment to workforce strategies that increase skills, wages and retention of current employees; promotes a diverse workforce; and builds a workforce for the future.  Perrigo is committed to providing ...
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Editors Note: This is the final piece in a three-part series about apprenticeships in West Michigan. Part 1: construction Part 2: health care Michigan manufacturers are a cornerstone of the state’s economy. The National Association of Manufacturers finds that Michigan manufacturers employ about 14% of the state’s workforce. In 2018, manufacturers exported about $55 billion in goods and contributed 19% of ...
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Serving Those Who Served Wednesday, November 11 is Veterans Day, a day to recognize and honor those who have served in our armed forces. West Michigan Works! is grateful for the service provided by our nation’s heroes. They made us their priority, and in return, Michigan Works! makes veterans a priority every day of the year. Veterans and their spouses are eligible for priority of service, meaning they ...
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October is Careers in Construction Month! Did you know?  Michigan will need an estimated 9,000 new construction employees each year.  The gender wage-gap in construction is much lower than other industries. Women earn 95.7% as much as men in construction, 14% more than the average across all industries.  Entry-level construction laborer jobs in West Michigan require ...
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