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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students Begin Culinary Apprenticeship Training
Classes and On-the-Job training are underway for students in northern Michigan’s first Culinary Apprenticeship program.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
MiCareerQuest Northwest 2020
MiCareerQuest Northwest 2020 will expose students in Northwest Michigan to exciting careers and endless possibilities.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Skills Up North Recognizes First Students to Complete the Program
Northwest Michigan Works! and the Traverse Bay Area ISD held a completion ceremony to recognize the first participants in the Skills Up North program.
MiCareerQuest Northwest Exposes 2000 Students to 100 Occupations
2000 9th graders from 30 Northern Michigan school districts had the opportunity to meet 60 employers representing 100 occupations at MiCareerQuest Northwest in Traverse City.
JMG Students Meet With Legislators in Lansing
Students from three northern Michigan school districts attended the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) Spring Leadership Day in Lansing.
Talent Fund Grant Helps Business Make Lean Training Improvements
Northern Michigan Review in Petoskey used Going Pro Talent Fund (formerly known as the Skilled Trades Training Fund) and STTF grants to make lean training improvements at the business.
Northwest Michigan Works! Receives Grant to Create New Apprenticeship Opportunities
Northwest Michigan Works! has received a $120,000 grant to create new Registered Apprenticeship opportunities that will help address the skilled workforce talent gap.
Elementary School Students Participate in Career Innovation Day
Over 200 K-5 students at Traverse Heights Elementary School in Traverse City participated in a Career Innovation Day.
Employer Expo Helps Career Tech Students Learn About Local Jobs
Over 650 students had the opportunity to meet more than 50 local employers and learn about job opportunities at the Annual Employer Expo & Job Fair at the Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center in Cadillac.
Talent Tours Help Students Learn About Local Businesses
Students from the Char-Em ISD Career and Technical Education Welding Program in East Jordan went on Talent Tours at two local businesses.
Technology Career Fair Connects Job Seekers With Local Employers
The 2019 Technology Career Fair in Traverse City attracted over 120 job seekers and more than 30 businesses with positions to fill.
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.
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!
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...
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.
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 ...
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!, ...
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...
New Career Expo for Manistee County Students
High school students explored local career options at a new Manistee County Career Expo.
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.
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...
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...