Items Tagged with 'Michigan Works!'


Talent report sees positives — and one negative

November 20, 2015
Five years after the Great Recession, West Michigan finally is back to its pre-recession levels in payroll jobs and unemployment rates. But there’s still a long way to go in terms of talent development and retainment. Read More

Discover Manufacturing symposium addresses talent shortage

September 14, 2015
A regional manufacturing industry consortium is highlighting best practices and opportunities for businesses when it comes to addressing the talent shortage at an event this week. Read More

Health industry cluster addresses talent shortage

August 14, 2015
West Michigan-based health care employers have come together to create a work-based, earn-and-learn apprenticeship for medical assistants. Read More

Workforce agency rebrands as West Michigan Works!

The new regionally aligned organization will cover seven counties.

July 31, 2015
Seven West Michigan counties are collaborating to form a regional organization to provide unified services for employers and job seekers. Read More

Veteran Explorers Program expands beyond health care

Program includes three 10-week rotations to learn variety of job skills.

May 8, 2015
A training and career development program for veterans has expanded this year to include opportunities in Kent, Ottawa and Montcalm counties through collaborative employer partnerships. Read More

Muskegon creates business resource group

New entity’s goal is to connect businesses with development opportunities.

April 24, 2015
Four lakeshore-based agencies have launched an outreach program to coordinate the delivery of services offered by resource partners in the state providing opportunities and tools for Muskegon businesses. Read More

Businesses share $1.3M for worker training

December 18, 2014
More than 30 companies in the region have received state approval for grant funding to enhance the skills of their current and future workforces. Read More

Initiative targets workforce assessment

More than 30 organizations signed on to implement ACT WorkKeys.

September 26, 2014
A new initiative is leveraging an existing assessment tool in educational and workforce agency procedures to help employers validate job candidates’ work-ready skills. Read More

Employers look to second round of STTF grant process for employee training

West Michigan companies used $2.9M from fund last year.

September 12, 2014
Employers across the state are preparing to compete for the second round of state funding to develop responsive training programs for employees, which ultimately will promote Michigan’s business and economic competitiveness. Read More

Workforce agency posts 75 in-house jobs

February 6, 2014
A workforce development agency is looking to hire 75 employees as part of its three-year strategic plan to streamline services and focus on employer needs. Read More