We’re here for you!

While we’ve had to make some changes to our service delivery, our Business Solutions team is available to help.

Check out the Employer Resources Related to Unemployment and COVID-19 page for more information.

VIRTUAL JOB FAIR:

Save the Date: June 24 & 25 – Employer registration: June 8-12

Save the Date: July 29 & 30 – Employer registration: July 13-17

Learn more and register at westmiworks.org/VJF-employer-registration/.

If you have any questions about recruitment assistance due to increased demand or if you have concerns regarding potential layoffs, email us at business@westmiworks.org, call 616-336-2393 or use the chat feature in the bottom right of your screen.

Please Note: In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, West Michigan Works! is cancelling all workshops, hiring events and other group activities until further notice.

EMPLOYERS

Talent awaits:

1.

Services

Access services to recruit, train & retain talent. Register for seminars & trainings.

2.

Find Talent

Register for hiring events.

3.

Industry Sector Development

Join regional initiatives to address talent, curriculum and advocacy issues.

We can help you recruit and retain qualified talent.

Our Business Solutions team will work with you to create a customized solution to address your unique workforce needs.

Be Counted 2020

April 1, 2020 was Census Day in the U.S., but there is still time to complete this year’s census questionnaire! The census is an important process that helps determine our representation in all levels of government and how much federal funding goes to our communities. In fact, Michigan stands to lose $18,000 per person over the next 10 years due to an inaccurate count.

Everyone can do their part by completing the census questionnaire accurately and completely. Get started!

Census at home

The Retention Solutions Network @ West Michigan Works!

Engage Employees  |  Retain Your Workforce  |  Decrease Turnover Expenses

9/10 – number of employees who feel more stable & secure after utilizing services

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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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.