West Michigan Post

How West Michigan Works! Pivoted to Make an Impact in 2020 The year 2020 started out with unemployment at a historical low—around 3%. In the blink of an eye, COVID-19 wiped out an entire decade of economic recovery from the last recession. Businesses shut down, and we found ourselves back ...
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Congratulations to ACATEC, our 2020 Partner of the Year West Michigan Works! recognizes Allegan County Area Technical & Education Center (ACATEC) as its 2020 Partner of the Year for their commitment to providing accessible vocational training opportunities in Allegan County.   ACATEC has been and continues to be a primary partner in Allegan County, working ...
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Congratulations to Perrigo, our 2020 Employer of the Year West Michigan Works! recognizes Perrigo as its 2020 Employer of the Year for its commitment to workforce strategies that increase skills, wages and retention of current employees; promotes a diverse workforce; and builds a workforce for the future.  Perrigo is committed to providing ...
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As of June 15, Michigan’s governor has eased some of the “Stay Home. Stay Safe.” restrictions and many employers are re-opening their doors. For months, essential workers have been going to work every day to maintain health care services and provide groceries and other necessities. However, hundreds of thousands of employees are just starting to return to work.  Staying Safe at Work The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health ...
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Our Commitment The series of recent events highlighting the routine and perpetual inequities that people of color routinely face have reignited frustrations around the lack of progress in changing these systems of prejudice, bias and inequity. George Floyd, Ahmaud Abery, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee and countless other victims have shown ...
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Employer Highlight: Tech Defenders Many West Michigan employers are finding unique and innovative ways to help other businesses and individuals impacted by the pandemic. Over the next few weeks we’ll share examples of businesses meeting—and helping others to meet—challenges imposed by COVID-19.   Tech Defenders specializes in repairing and repurposing mobile devices for K-12 schools and ...
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Meals-to-go from local restaurants now at select SpartanNash stores Many West Michigan employers are finding unique and innovative ways to help other businesses and individuals impacted by the pandemic. Over the next few weeks we’ll share examples of businesses meeting—and helping others to meet—challenges imposed by COVID-19.   SpartanNash launched a pilot partnership with eight local ...
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Training programs funded by the Going PRO Talent Fund must lead to a credential for a skill that is transferable and recognized by the industry. This creates a highly-skilled workforce that benefits employers, strengthens communities and gives employees a skill for life. Here is just one example... GE Aviation-Muskegon manufactures ...
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