Items Tagged with 'West Michigan Works!'


Auto supplier expanding presence

May 31, 2018
A maker of auto parts is planning to expand its manufacturing footprint in the area. Read More

Tech firm expands into West Michigan

May 24, 2018
An out-of-state cybersecurity firm has entered the Michigan market by opening a research lab in the region. Read More

Career fair draws 9,500 students downtown

April 26, 2018
More than 9,500 students from 85 middle and high schools in the region flocked downtown recently to learn about possible career paths. Read More

Region goes back to school on talent

West Michigan joins statewide Talent Pipeline Management Academy to solve labor crunch.

April 13, 2018
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has schooled a group of West Michigan stakeholders on connecting the dots between training providers and employers. Read More

Manufacturer has a spring in his step

Wolverine Coil Spring president works to develop young talent as part of the triple bottom line.

March 16, 2018
Jay Dunwell’s enthusiasm for things made using his company’s products is effusive. Read More

Street Talk: The DIY spirit

Invisible workforce.

February 16, 2018
A former city of Wyoming dump truck has found new life as a crash attenuator vehicle for the Public Safety Department’s fire division. Read More

Agency releases list of 100 'Hot Jobs' in West Michigan

January 17, 2018
West Michigan Works! is reporting that the highest concentration of the region’s top 100 jobs are in the manufacturing and health sciences industries. Read More

Agency awards $30 million in training grants

West Michigan’s portion of the Skilled Trades Training Fund grants is up to $8.4M from $5.1M last year.

December 15, 2017
Michigan has increased the amount of Skilled Trades Training Fund grants going to the region’s employers in the upcoming year by 64 percent over last year. Read More

Workforce agency producing Second Chance Job Fair

December 12, 2017
A workforce development agency is hosting a job fair tomorrow to give those with past convictions a second chance. Read More

West Michigan Works! launches tech talent program

October 2, 2017
A regional workforce development agency has launched a program to strengthen and diversify the technology talent pool. Read More