Tag Unemployment

When You're Ready, We're Here for You! In the past year, the employment outlook in West Michigan and across the nation has drastically changed. Many individuals are out of work and facing additional challenges like lack of childcare, virtual learning and staying safe during a pandemic. For some, now is not the best time to look for work.   Whether you’re ready to reenter ...
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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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Throughout your lifetime, you might experience a period of unemployment because of family illness, childcare, schooling or another reason. While extended resume gaps might cause hiring managers to pause, it doesn’t mean you’re not qualified for the job. Use these tips to make the most of your resume gap and ...
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Priority of Service At West Michigan Works! veterans and their spouses may qualify for priority of service and other individualized employment services. “Priority of service” means they can access services before or in place of non-veterans. West Michigan Works! also hosts veterans career advisors and/or veterans representatives at their service ...
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