Find Talent


The first step to developing a strong, skilled and educated workforce is finding the right talent for the job. Hiring events are held at Michigan Works! Service Centers. Interview space, copy machines, fax machine, telephone and computer access are available free of charge.

West Michigan Works! also offers seminars on topics of interest to employers and certification trainings.

Job Fairs

Join employers from across West Michigan at quarterly West Michigan Works! job fairs. Collect resumes and schedule interviews in a traditional job fair setting.

Ottawa Quarterly Job Fair

West Michigan Works! in Ottawa County hosts Quarterly Job Fairs to assist employers in their recruiting efforts. These events take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holland Service Center.

2019 Schedule

Tuesday, January 15
Tuesday, April 16
Tuesday, July 16
Tuesday, October 15

Location: Holland Service Center
121 Clover St, Holland, MI

Grand Rapids Job Fair

The Grand Rapids Job Fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month, except for December. The location of the fair will alternate every month between the Michigan Works! Westside and Franklin Service Centers.

2019 Schedule

Location: Westside Service Center
215 Straight Ave NW, Grand Rapids

Wednesday, January 16
Wednesday, March 20
Wednesday, May 15
Wednesday, July 17
Wednesday, September 18
Wednesday, November 20

Location: Franklin Service Center
121 Franklin St SE, Grand Rapids

Wednesday, February 20
Wednesday, April 17
Wednesday, June 19
Wednesday, August 21
Wednesday, October 16

Veteran Networking Job Club

Are you an employer looking to connect with Veterans?

Join us on the third Thursday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m. for the Veteran Networking Job Club to:

  • Meet with Veterans
  • Learn about their skills
  • Discuss open positions with your company
  • Recruit motivated Veterans

Location: Westside Service Center
215 Straight Ave NW, Grand Rapids

Employer of the Day

This private job fair is ideal for on-the-spot interviews. We promote and host the event.

Meet the Employer

A Meet the Employer event is an opportunity for you to tell job seekers about your organization- its products/services, culture and hiring needs. Job seekers are encouraged to ask questions and talk with you afterwards if they are interested in employment.