West Michigan Post

LinkedIn Profile Tips to Get You Noticed! LinkedIn can be a great tool to use in your job search. Research suggests 95% of hiring managers use the online platform to find job candidates. Your LinkedIn profile should be a highlight reel of your skills and expertise. Here are some tips ...
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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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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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