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The Retention Solutions Network @ West Michigan Works!

Engage Employees  |  Retain Your Workforce  |  Decrease Turnover Expenses

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85% – the retention rate of employees utilizing services

33% of the employee’s base pay –
the average cost to a company for every lost employee

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Over 7,000 Jobs Filled in 2019, and We Didn’t Do It Alone

“Alone We Can Do So Little; Together We Can Do So Much.” - Helen Keller   West Michigan Works! understands we cannot address our region’s workforce challenges alone. In a time of low-unemployment and continued job growth, we rely on partnerships within our communities to create holistic workforce solutions. Our [...]

West Michigan Students Explore Computer Programming during National Computer Science Week

From December 2 through 13, over 2,500 West Michigan students were exposed to computer programming. West Michigan Tech Talent (WMTT), an industry talent council, organized the lessons as a part of the global Hour of Code initiative. Hour of Code introduces basic computing concepts to broaden interest in computer science. […]

Career Fair Engages Future Workforce

MiCareerQuest: Not Your Father’s Career Fair   Are you an employer in one of our region’s high demand industries? Do you want to help shape the future of West Michigan’s workforce to meet your growing talent needs? Join us at MiCareerQuest! MiCareerQuest is a fun, interactive event where employers can […]

Success Story: Angelique

Success Story

Imagine showing up to your job and learning that your employer had closed overnight. You are left with no income, which means facing foreclosure on your home. Where do you turn to ensure you can care for your family?

It happened to our customer, Angelique, and this is her story.