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Discover Manufacturing, a partnership between West Michigan Works!, education providers, economic developers and manufacturers, celebrated Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 6. The national initiative started in 2012 to expose middle and high school students to job opportunities in manufacturing. In West Michigan, the day has stretched to a week and ...
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Certifications will allow Allegan health care facility to impact community for years to come Ely Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center was awarded $17,320 in Skilled Trades Training Funds (STFF) earlier this year.  The state funds, administered through Michigan Works!, help Michigan employers train and develop staff. West Michigan Works! representative, ...
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FACT: By 2020 there will be an estimated 1.4 million tech jobs in the US but only 400,000 people to fill those roles. In West Michigan software developers, systems analysts and information security professionals are anticipated to have job growth of over 20% in the next 10 years. West Michigan Works! ...
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West Michigan Provider Honored for Innovative Approaches to Talent Development, Career Pathways Mercy Health was honored at a statewide workforce conference today for its commitment to developing a pipeline of skilled and competent health care talent in the state. Named the Michigan Works! Association 2017 Employer of the Year, Mercy Health ...
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KL Outdoor (KLO), which manufactures Sun Dolphin Kayaks, has chosen Muskegon as the location for its global headquarters. The company will be investing $9.2 million and creating 153 jobs over the next two to three years. West Michigan Works! will assist KLO with training and hiring. READ MORE MLive: World’s largest ...
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Five reasons why employers should participate It’s a fact: 37.5 million baby boomers will retire in the next decade and only 21 million workers will enter the workforce to replace them. (2015 Skills Gap report, Deloitte) To address the future shortage of talent, a regional collaboration of employers and ISDs ...
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Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Michigan Talent and Economic Development Director Roger Curtis were in Grand Rapids on Monday to learn more about the success of a health care apprenticeship program in West Michigan. The Medical Assistant Registered Apprenticeship Program (MARAP) was created in ...
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Talent 2025 recently released their Labor Force Participation Rate research brief. The rate is an important measure of the health of the economy. While the unemployment rate measures the number of individuals who are not working and looking for work as a proportion of the number of individuals in the labor force, the ...
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SUPPORT WORKFORCE FUNDING The President has recognized that there are millions of vacant jobs in the country, and he says he wants to get people back to work. But this budget says otherwise. With proposed program eliminations and reductions just shy of $1 billion, it would seriously undercut our system's ...
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