Items Tagged with 'West Michigan Works!'


Partners hosting event to expunge criminal records

January 14, 2020
A group of workforce development and nonprofit partners will host an “expungement clinic” in the region this week. Read More

Employers at risk of losing $37M training fund

Gov. Whitmer included Going PRO Talent Fund among line-item vetoes to the 2020 budget.

November 15, 2019
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) As the Michigan Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer continue their ongoing 2020 budget dispute, the CEO of West Michigan Works! is pressing for the restoration of a training fund that develops talent across the state in answer to the skilled labor shortage. Read More

Packaging supplier plans expansion

September 19, 2019
A packaging company that serves the auto industry is expanding in the region. Read More

Bakery plans $85M expansion and 238 jobs

July 24, 2019
A family-run bakery in the area is expanding with the aid of multiple organizations. Read More

Change Ups: Workforce board receives recognition

April 26, 2019
The West Michigan Works! Workforce Development Board was presented with the 2019 Trailblazer Award in a ceremony held in Washington D.C. Read More

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

February 8, 2019
West Michigan Works! is reporting that the majority of the top 100 jobs in the region’s high-growth industries are in manufacturing and health sciences. Read More

West Michigan employers win $9.5M in training grants

December 27, 2018
Michigan’s Talent Investment Agency has awarded $9.5 million in training funds to more than 200 West Michigan employers. Read More

Workers win Essential Service award

November 22, 2018
The region’s workforce development agency has recognized a group of workers for going “above and beyond” in their jobs. Read More

Workforce agency hosting Veterans Week events

November 9, 2018
In recognition of Veterans Day, a local workforce development agency will host a series of free and discounted events for veterans. Read More

Agency is facing tall task

State relying on West Michigan Works! as it begins to reinstate federal work requirements.

August 24, 2018
Michigan is starting to reinstate federal work requirements for able-bodied adults in 69 counties, but a local organization with little funding must take on the huge task. Read More