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Employers Recognized for Successful Apprenticeship Programs

Michigan employers were recognized for their programs that skill workers through Registered Apprenticeship during a recent 2020 Michigan Apprenticeship Week virtual event.

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MiCareerQuest Northwest 2021

MiCareerQuest Northwest 2021 will expose students in Northwest Michigan to exciting careers and endless possibilities.

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Local Talent Development Professional Honored by Michigan Works! Association

Brenda Lake, a Career Services Specialist at Northwest Michigan Works! in Cadillac, was awarded a “Shining Star” Award by the Michigan Works! Association for her efforts to meet employment needs in Missaukee and Wexford counties.

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

Staff members with the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program in northwest Michigan have received state and national recognition for their work equipping young people with the skills to overcome barriers and succeed in education, employment, a...

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New Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program Launches in Kalkaska

Northwest Michigan’s first Medical Assistant apprenticeship program is underway in Kalkaska. The U.S. Department of Labor registered Medical Assistant apprenticeship is being offered by Northwest Michigan Works! in partnership with Kalkaska Memoria...

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Virtual Graduation Ceremony Celebrates Achievements of Adult Education Class of 2020

A virtual graduation ceremony online is honoring the Northwest Michigan Works! Adult Education Class of 2020.

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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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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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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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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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