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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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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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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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Mock Interviews for Job Seekers Even before social distancing, research suggests more than 60% of hiring managers used video job interviews to streamline their hiring process and engage with candidates faster. The video interview is even more common now and job seekers should expect to use technology when searching for a job. Online mock-interviews can help you ...
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Get back into the workforce with new skills and knowledge! West Michigan Works! has training scholarship opportunities available for eligible people who need to upskill or earn a credential to find employment in high-demand industries like health care and manufacturing.   “West Michigan has a variety of options that include opportunities in apprenticeships, on-the- job training, certificates, associate degrees ...
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