Items Tagged with 'West Michigan Works!'


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

New initiative intends to 'level the playing field'

HireReach program will train businesses in adopting more efficient, unbiased hiring procedures.

August 3, 2018
When Bill Manns began his work in 2013 as president of Mercy Health Saint Mary's in Grand Rapids, he noticed inconsistent hiring practices he believed caused high turnover rates and a workforce not as diverse as it could have been. Read More

Holland-based startup to launch two options of video résumé platform

Wedge helps job seekers create ‘video first impression’ for prospective employers.

August 3, 2018
Wedge is hoping to boost job seekers’ résumés. Read More

HireReach sets bar for employment practices

August 3, 2018
The Business Journal story reporting on changes in hiring practices at Mercy Health is nothing short of riveting for its success in eliminating bias in the selection and training process. President Bill Manns initiated the implementation of a new process five years ago to address diversity and turnover. Read More

Automation supplier creating 100 jobs

July 19, 2018
A manufacturer of custom automation equipment plans to invest $4 million in the region and create 100 high-tech jobs. Read More

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