The series of recent events highlighting the routine and perpetual inequities that people of color continue to face have reignited new frustrations about the lack of progress we’ve made in changing systems that perpetuate prejudice, bias and inequity.
West Michigan Works! is here for you. First, we are here to listen. What do we need to change? Are there ways we can do better, or help our communities to do better? Second, we are here to support. We are here to advocate against these injustices. We will seek out information, learn how to be an ally or anti-racist.
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.
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If you have any questions about recruitment assistance due to increased demand or if you have concerns regarding potential layoffs, email us at firstname.lastname@example.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 in-person workshops, hiring events and other group activities until further notice.
VIRTUAL JOB FAIR
Registration for our June Virtual Job Fair is now closed.
Save the Date: July 29 & 30 – Employer registration: July 13-17
VIRTUAL EMPLOYER OF THE DAY
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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!
The Retention Solutions Network @ West Michigan Works!
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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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Success Story: Angelique
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.