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Northwest Michigan Works! Helps DreamLab Industries Find Workers to Make Face Masks

When DreamLab Industries in Traverse City needed more workers to manufacture antimicrobial face masks during the COVID-19 crisis, they turned to Northwest Michigan Works! for help.

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Updating Payment Source for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

If you filed a Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claim and are having trouble getting your UIA funds released, you may have to update your payment source.

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New Online Tool Provides Answers to Questions About COVID-19 Resources

A new COVID-19 Resources section on the Northwest Michigan Works! website will help employees and job seekers find answers to a wide variety of frequently asked questions related to COVID-19.

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Michigan Labor Force and Payroll Data for February 2020

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget has released labor force and payroll data for February 2020.

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Resources for Workers and Employers Affected by COVID-19

The State of Michigan has a variety of resources available for workers and employers affected by COVID-19.

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Networks Northwest CEO Asks Partners to Begin Planning for Economic Recovery After COVID-19

Networks Northwest CEO, Matt McCauley, is asking economic development organizations, colleges, and other partners in Northwest Lower Michigan to begin planning for the economic recovery after COVID-19.

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Northwest Michigan Business and Employee Receive Michigan Works! Impact Awards

A Charlevoix woman and her employer received Michigan Works! Impact Awards for utilizing a local Business Resource Network (BRN) to help the employee overcome homelessness and other challenges.

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Local Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Students Attend 2020 Legislative Day in Lansing

Students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program coordinated by Northwest Michigan Works! attended the JMG Legislative Day February 28 in Lansing.

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Bill Marsh Auto Recognized for Supporting Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates

The Bill Marsh Auto Group has received the first-ever Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) Employer of the Month award.

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Students Begin Culinary Apprenticeship Training

Classes and On-the-Job training are underway for students in northern Michigan’s first Culinary Apprenticeship program.

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Northern Michigan JMG Students Attend National Leadership Event

Students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program coordinated by Northwest Michigan Works! attended the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) National Student Leadership Academy December 5 –7 in Washington, D.C.

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Apprenticeship Opportunities Highlighted During National Apprenticeship Week

Students, employers, and educators learned about apprenticeship opportunities at multiple events organized by Northwest Michigan Works! during National Apprenticeship Week November 11-17.

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Standing Ovation Award Winner Always Makes Positive First Impression

Northwest Michigan Works! Employment Services Assistant, Jim Sterk, has received the Networks Northwest Standing Ovation Award for 2019.

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New Culinary Apprenticeship Program Set to Kick Off in Northern Michigan

A first of its kind apprenticeship program in northern Michigan will give future culinary workers the opportunity to build their skills. The new culinary apprenticeship program is being offered at Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain, and the Inn at Bay H...

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JMG Students Build Skills at Leadership Day

Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates students from northern Michigan worked on leadership and team-building skills at the JMG Leadership Day at Camp Hayo-Went-Ha near Central Lake.

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Workers Enroll in Apprenticeship Program With Help From Northwest Michigan Works

30 workers in northern Michigan are beginning the path toward careers as fiber optic line workers and Northwest Michigan Works! is helping. The workers enrolled in the Fiber Optic Line Worker apprenticeship program being offered by Wolf Line Construc...

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Local Talent Development Leader Honored by Michigan Works! Association

Northwest Michigan Works! PATH Career Advisor, Mary Szwed, has received Michigan’s “Shining Star” Award from the Michigan Works! Association for her efforts to meet employment needs in Benzie and Manistee counties.

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Local Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Program Receives State and National Recognition

Staff members with the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program in northwest Michigan have received state and national recognition for their work with the program.

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Going PRO Campaign Promotes Skilled Trade Careers in Michigan

Going PRO is a statewide education and awareness campaign to help employers fill an estimated 545,000 skilled-labor jobs coming open in Michigan through 2026.

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Adult Education Graduates Recognized at Commencement Ceremony

A special ceremony was held in Traverse City to recognize 22 students who earned high school diplomas and 43 who completed the GED (HSE) certificate as members of the Traverse Bay Area ISD Adult Education Class of 2019.

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20Fathoms Partners with Networks Northwest to Attract Startup Talent

A new partnership between Networks Northwest and Traverse City-based technology hub and startup incubator, 20Fathoms, will provide the tech hub’s members direct access to the assistance offered by Networks Northwest and the Northwest Michigan Works...

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Charlevoix County Partners With Networks Northwest to Purchase Historic Lighthouse Property

Charlevoix County has partnered with Networks Northwest to purchase the Beaver Island Lighthouse School property from Charlevoix Public Schools.

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JMG Students Prepare for the Next Steps in Their Career Paths

Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates students from two northern Michigan school districts have decided on the next steps in their career paths after graduating from high school this spring.

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Networks Northwest Recognizes Registered Apprenticeship Graduates

The most recent graduates of Registered Apprenticeship programs in Northwest Lower Michigan received special recognition at the June meeting of the Networks Northwest Board.

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Veterans Employment Services at Northwest Michigan Works

Veterans can learn about job and training opportunities, get information about veterans’ organizations and other service providers, or just network with other veterans, at the Veterans Employment Services Orientation at Northwest Michigan Works.

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Northwest Michigan Works Helps Job Seeker Find the "Perfect Job"

Kayla Francis was a 19-year old single mother and college student when she enrolled in the PATH program at Northwest Michigan Works!

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Northwest Michigan Works! Helps Medical Facility Meet Staffing Needs

Northwest Michigan Works! helped the Manistee County Medical Care Facility fill certified nurse aide (CNA) positions by recruiting candidates for a customized CNA training at the facility. Along with recruitment, the staff at Michigan Works! also han...

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Support The Beaver Island Lighthouse School

The Beaver Island Lighthouse School has helped young adults chart a course for over 40 years. We find ourselves in a position of asking for help through donations so we can continue to provide this life changing experience.

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Career Café Open House at New Michigan Works Location in Petoskey

A ribbon cutting and Open House marked the grand opening of the Career Café at the new Michigan Works! location in Petoskey December 2. Job seekers, employers, and community partners who attended the grand opening had the opportunity to learn about ...

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High Schoolers Explore Career Options in Emmet County

Nearly 800 Emmet County high school students had the opportunity to learn about local jobs at a Career Expo in Petoskey. Representatives from 40 businesses and organizations participated in the event which was organized by Northwest Michigan Works!, ...

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Beaver Island Lighthouse School Students Attend Leadership Day in Lansing

Two students from the Beaver Island Lighthouse School (BILS) attended the Jobs for Michigan's Graduates State Leadership Day in Lansing. The event gave BILS seniors Alexis Gomez and Dominic Rose the opportunity to meet and network with other Jobs for...

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New Career Expo for Manistee County Students

High school students explored local career options at a new Manistee County Career Expo.

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Students Explore Local Career Options in Antrim and Kalkaska Counties

Northwest Michigan Works! and the College Access Network organized a Career Expo for high school students in Antrim and Kalkaska counties.

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Meijer Recognized as Michigan Works Employer of the Year

Meijer received the Challenge of Excellence Employer of the Year Award October 6 at the Michigan Works Association Annual Conference in Mount Pleasant. The retailer worked with Northwest Michigan Works! to meet its staffing needs in Acme, Cadillac an...

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Northwest Michigan Works! Business Liaison Receives Statewide Recognition

Northwest Michigan Works! Business Liaison Michelle Socha received the Challenge of Excellence Impact Award October 5 at the Michigan Works! Association Annual Conference in Mount Pleasant. Socha was recognized for her dedication and outstanding cont...

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