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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

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