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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

Employers split $1.5M for 'upskilling'

January 24, 2014
A group of area companies, big and small, is sharing more than $1.5 million to “upskill” their workforces and new hires. Read More

Job fair builds on manufacturing

January 20, 2014
Michigan Works! is hosting a two day manufacturing job fair this month. Read More

Electronics manufacturer picks up $289K for training

November 26, 2013
A contract electronics manufacturer has been awarded a $289,550 state grant to train its workers. Read More

Michigan Works! orders service worker nominations

November 20, 2013
Michigan Works! is giving employers and the community the opportunity to recognize service workers who go above and beyond through its Essential Service Awards program. Read More

Michigan Works! turns to employer labor needs

August 7, 2013
Michigan Works! has hired a new team of business-centered employees in West Michigan as part of its shifting focus from employees to employers, which have been identified as the agency’s primary customer under a new three-year strategic plan. Read More

Michigan Works! hosts HR seminar for employers

May 7, 2013
Michigan Works! is hosting a free half-day seminar for employers on Thursday to address employment issues impacting small- and mid-size businesses. Read More

Businesses are new focus of Michigan Works!

Sending people to where the jobs are is critical.

November 3, 2012
West Michigan businesses are becoming the focus of Michigan Works! in Kent and Allegan counties. The work-force development agency announced it is undertaking an assessment and strategic planning process to become a “demand-driven” system. Read More

Business groups colleges partner for employee training

September 23, 2012
LANSING — Many unemployed people are not “work ready,” according to Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, but some business groups have found ways to prepare them for the competitive job market. Read More