Michigan Works! Association believes
the key to advancing prosperity across the
state is accomplished through building a
As the state’s primary workforce
development association, our focus is
to continue to move the needle on policy,
education and collaboration. We are creating
opportunity and building stronger communities
by advocating and innovating together.
Some of the membership benefits we
• Advocating on behalf of members on key
state and federal legislative issues
• World-class training and Business
Solutions Professional certification
• Annual Conference and Impact Awards
• Annual Legislative Day
• Opportunities to share great practices
• Connecting people and organizations on
For more information, visit
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Four-M Associates - Director
Communications Group Oakland County
FIRST VICE DAVID GOUDREAU
CHAIRPERSON Northern Wings, Inc.
H & H Restaurants, Inc.
ROBERT SHOWERS Michigan Manufacturers
SECOND VICE Association
Clinton County Board of CONAN SMITH
Commissioners Michigan Environmental
Local Elected Official Council
BEN DAMEROW SHANA LEWIS
SECRETARY Mercy Health of
Director West Michigan
Chief Executive Officer
(SEMCA) Michigan Works!
Chief Executive Officer
Michigan Works! Association
For a full staff listing, please visit michiganworks.org.
Michigan Works! Association leads
with passion to influence outcomes
and achieve positive results within the
workforce development ecosystem
• Advocating for resources and policies and
shaping legislation that supports the workforce
• Acting as a portal of information on talent
• Providing a variety of training offerings to
help professionals improve their skills
• Offering engagement and development
opportunities for today’s workforce leaders
• Uniting members to facilitate progress
• Acting as a bridge-builder to elected
officials, complementary agencies and key
stakeholders for increased collaboration and
The Michigan Works! Association produces a
multitude of workshops and events annually.
Here are just a few of our most popular, can’t-miss
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16 MICHIGAN WORKS! ORGANIZATIONS
The Michigan model is integrated, private-sector
led and deeply rooted in local communities.
Our 16 regional Michigan Works! members are
independent organizations, connected through
a common mission: Economic Prosperity.
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I Capital Area Michigan Works!.......................10
M Detroit Employment Solutions
Corporation, a Michigan Works! Agency........12
G Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!................14
H GST Michigan Works!...................................16
N Macomb-St. Clair Michigan Works!................18
J Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren
powered by Kinexus Group............................20
C Michigan Works! Northeast
D Michigan Works! Region 7B
L Michigan Works! Southeast............................26
K Michigan Works! Southwest...........................28
E Michigan Works! West Central.......................30
B Northwest Michigan Works!............................32
O Oakland County Michigan Works!................. 34
P Southeast Michigan Community
Alliance (SEMCA) Michigan Works!...............36
A Upper Peninsula Michigan Works!.................38
F West Michigan Works!....................................40
AMichigan Works! is an equal opportunity employer and a proud
partner of the American Job Center network. Supported by the State
of Michigan. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request
to individuals with disabilities.
Michigan is facing a professional trades workforce gap
of over 545,000 job openings by 2026. Additionally,
Governor Whitmer has established a statewide
goal of 60 percent of Michigan adults earning a
postsecondary education credential by 2030.
The 16 multi-faceted and diverse Michigan
Works! organizations play a crucial role in
achieving the Governor’s statewide educational
attainment goal, as well as building and maintaining a
talent pipeline to address the talent shortage through
a variety of activities, including:
• BUSINESS RESOURCE NETWORKS:
Assisting local companies to leverage resources
to ensure employees’ needs are met, resulting in
improved workplace engagement.
• GOING PRO TALENT FUND: The Michigan
Works! network uses the Going PRO Talent Fund
to ensure Michigan’s employers have the talent
they need to compete and grow; individuals have
the skills they need for in-demand jobs; and
support an increase in credentials, certificates and
degrees through employer-responsive training.
• MICAREERQUEST EVENTS: Regional,
interactive career exploration events that expose
high school students to a broad range of exciting
Michigan Works! organizations have a demand-driven
focus as they partner with local employers to identify
workforce needs and skills gaps to overcome.
• Employers get the employees they need
• Job seekers are trained, equipped and
prepared to fill locally-available positions
• Taxpayer resources are valued and saved
Each year, the Michigan Works! network of job centers:
• Services 677,000 job seekers
• Supports 32,500 employers
• Manages 1.3 million Service Center visits
• Consistently meets or exceeds 100% of its
state and federal performance targets
EMPLOYERS GET JOB SEEKERS GET
Talent recruitment and Career planning
Training and job search
Job postings support
Hiring events Resume writing
Responsive training Access to computers
Rehabilitation, youth and
Customized business veterans’ services
Access to publicly-
Access to key state and funded programs
federal program support
FIND OUT WHAT MICHIGAN WORKS!
CAN DO FOR YOU:
2110 South Cedar Street
Lansing, MI 48910
Chief Executive Officer
CAPITAL AREA MICHIGAN WORKS!
“Capital Area Michigan Works! is vital to the ongoing
advancement of our employees in the technology
– Karla Spoor, Dart Bank
Clinton - Eaton - Ingham
Capital Area Michigan Works! served
at its three American Job Centers.
1,227 jobs filled
with 474 businesses served.
served in eight intensive programs.
to businesses in Going Pro Talent Funding.
CONNECTING WITH BUSINESS.
STRENGTHENING OUR WORKFORCE.
A MICHIGAN WORKS! AGENCY
440 East Congress
Detroit, MI 48226
Interim President and
“With nearly 5,000 positions to fill at new and existing
FCA facilities around Detroit, access to a pipeline of job-
ready talent has been critical. Detroit at Work has been
our recruitment partner, and instrumental in sourcing and
preparing thousands of candidates for interview.”
– Mike Lackaye, Fiat Chrysler
Automobiles Talent Acquisition
Wayne - City of Detroit only
by Building Detroiters
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nt An equal opportunity employer/program. Supported by the State of Michigan, Department
Sol of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to
utions Corpora individuals with disabilities. 1-800-285-WORK. TTY: 711.
GREAT LAKES BAY
Midland, MI 48640
Chief Executive Officer
GREAT LAKES BAY MICHIGAN WORKS!
“Nexteer has been very pleased with the level of
support we receive from Great Lakes Bay Michigan
Works! as well as their flexibility and willingness to
help us be successful. They are a huge asset in our
– Julie Malesky, Nexteer Automotive
Bay - Gratiot - Isabella - Midland -
3270 Wilson Street
Marlette, MI 48453
Chief Executive Officer
GST MICHIGAN WORKS!
“Partnering with GST Michigan Works! and the
Going PRO Talent Fund has made it possible to
attract the talent needed to make a difference in
Tower International’s training needs as well as our
– Peggy Rogers, Human Resource Generalist,
Genesee - Huron - Lapeer -
Sanilac - Shiawassee - Tuscola
Our Customer Service Standards
We provide services in a genuinely helpful
and courteous manner.
We care enough to listen intently to our
We understand our customer's perspective
and strive to meet their unique needs.
We communicate with transparency and
We provide complete services, going
above and beyond to exceed our
21885 Dunham Road, Suite 11
Clinton Township, MI 48036
MACOMB/ST. CLAIR MICHIGAN WORKS!
“We’re very happy with the services and resources
we have received from Michigan Works!. They have
been and continue to be a valuable asset to our HR
– Mr. Brownlee, Specialty Coating
Macomb - St. Clair
Aim for the future, Align your plan
and Accomplish your goal
For Job Seekers For Employers
Are you looking Are you looking to
for a new career? grow your business?
Learn more at macomb-stclairworks.org
A proud partner of the American Job Center network.
BERRIEN, CASS, VAN BUREN
POWERED BY KINEXUS GROUP
499 West Main Street
Benton Harbor, MI 49085
President and CEO
of Kinexus Group
“The team at Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren is
great to work with. A true partner of Tri-Mation Industries,
they cared about our short- and long-term needs and
objectives, working quickly and beside us throughout the
full spectrum of the process. Every time, we have been
happy with the outcome and truly impressed with the
quality of their work. Michigan Works! and Kinexus Group
are the real deal and can be trusted completely.”
– Brooklyn Stanfill, Human Resources Manager,
Berrien - Cass - Van Buren
20709 State Street
Onaway, MI 49765
MICHIGAN WORKS! NORTHEAST
“We’ve been treated with the utmost respect and
consideration. The Michigan Works! Northeast
Consortium team continues to be true partners of Arauco.
We feel very welcome in the region and happy to be
guided by a team who not only has a deep care and
concern for the citizens of Michigan, but also for our
– Mike Gibbon, Plant Manager &
Alan Mabarak, Manufacturing Development Manager,
Alcona - Alpena - Cheboygan -
Crawford - Montmorency - Oscoda -
Otsego - Presque Isle
We UNITE job seekers and employers
towards a PROSPEROUS future.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU SUCCEED?
2,300+ local jobs filled 25,250+ agency visits
13,750+ individuals served 1,369 employers served
$368k Going PRO Talent Fund awards to train 300+ 24
402 North First Street
Harrison, MI 48625
Mark L. Berdan
MICHIGAN WORKS! REGION 7B
“We offered several employees high level trainings in our
region due to the assistance from Michigan Works! Region
7B to receive Going PRO Talent Funds. We are thankful for
our relationship and value the work they do through their
many programs and partnerships to improve our business
and businesses throughout our region.”
– Vince Hicks, Owner,
Modern Machinery of Beaverton
Arenac - Clare - Gladwin - Iosco -
Ogemaw - Roscommon
an American Job Center, is an
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for
individuals with disabilities. Michigan Relay Center: 711 Voice and TDD.
Funding provided by the State of Michigan
336 Harriet Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
MICHIGAN WORKS! SOUTHEAST
“Partnering with Michigan Works! Southeast has helped our
employees advance their skills and become more engaged.
Through the Going PRO Talent Fund grant it has allowed our
employees to gain new skills, which allows us to be a more
competitive business. With these new skills, employees become
more engaged in the business. This is a win for both the
employee and the company!”
– Brian Meeuwenberg, IT Manager
Rex Materials, Inc.
Hillsdale - Jackson - Lenawee -
Livingston - Washtenaw
to a Better Future!
We helped over 71 employers raise $2.4 Million
to train 3,000 employees and create 681 new jobs
through the Going PRO Talent Fund!
Find out how we can help you!
Michigan Works! Southeast is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program | Auxiliary aids and other
accommodations are available upon request to individuals with disabilities | Supported by the
28State of Michigan | Paid for with State / Federal Funds | Proud Partner of the American Job
Center Network | Toll-free telephone number 1-800-285-WORK (9675)| TTY: 7-1-1
222 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
“Our organization is constantly on the lookout for qualified
candidates and top talent. Partnering with Michigan
Works! Southwest has leveraged us to obtain and train
new talents as we work to maintain our competitiveness
in our marketplace. The support received from Michigan
Works! staff has been outstanding.”
– Erbsloeh Aluminum Solutions, Inc.
Branch - Calhoun - Kalamazoo -
14330 Northland Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
MICHIGAN WORKS! WEST CENTRAL
“Michigan Works! West Central has helped us
secure funding for workforce training and set up an
apprenticeship program through the U.S. Department
of Labor. We appreciate the way Michigan Works! has
helped us train our workforce.”
– John Maney, Maintenance Superintendent
30 Cargill Salt
Lake - Mason - Mecosta - Newaygo -
Oceana - Osceola
600 East Front Street, Suite 104
P.O. Box 506
Traverse City, MI 49685-0506
Chief Executive Officer
NORTHWEST MICHIGAN WORKS!
“We have been very pleased with our recent
partnership with Northwest Michigan Works!
to provide additional quality education to our
employees over the last two years.The opportunity
to promote skilled trades and provide advanced
technology training to our workforce is always a high
priority at EJ.”
- Marie Sarchet, Talent Manager, EJ
Antrim - Benzie - Charlevoix - Emmet -
Grand Traverse - Kalkaska - Leelanau -
Manistee - Missaukee - Wexford
BUSINESS SOLUTIONS NORTHWEST MICHIGAN
2,160 jobs filled ADULT EDUCATION
$100,224,000 economic impact
14,217 instructional hours
AMERICAN JOB CENTERS
10,642 visitors APPRENTICESHIPS
76 registered programs
39,337 total visits
JOBS FOR MICHIGAN’S GRADUATES OFFENDER SUCCESS
242 students 232 participants
79% job retention
94% graduation rate
a program of
2100 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48328
#OAKLANDCOUNTY #MFGOAK #ADVANTAGEOAKLAND
“Oakland County Michigan Works! has provided invaluable
support to our ongoing growth at Barron Industries. With the help
of our Business Services Representative, Barron received its
first ever Going PRO Talent Fund award that provided training
for more than half of our workforce, which is necessary for our
aerospace and defense business expansion. Our experience
demonstrates how Michigan Works! is successful in advancing
both the people and businesses of Michigan “
– Bruce Barron, President & CEO,
34 Barron Industries
Get Talent &Oakland County Businesses and Residents
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A Proud Partner of the American Job Center Network | Equal Opportunity
Employer: Program auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to
individuals with disabilities | Michigan Relay Center or 711 | Oakland County
Workforce Development Board | David Coulter Oakland County Executive |
Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
(SEMCA) MICHIGAN WORKS!
25363 Eureka Road
Taylor, MI 48180
Gregory E. Pitoniak
Chief Executive Officer
SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN COMMUNITY
“Ford Motor Company has successfully partnered with
SEMCA Michigan Works! for many years. SEMCA
continues to engage with youth interested in all levels of
manufacturing careers and helping Ford and the UAW to
build a talented and skilled workforce in this region.”
– Garry Bruno, Regional Government Relations Director,
Ford Motor Company
Monroe - Wayne (not including City of Detroit)
Since 1996, the Southeast 2017-18 PHRIGOHGLRIAGMHTS
Alliance (SEMCA) has 15,202 ISNEDRIVVEIDDUALS
been a leader in talent 4,239 ESEMRPVLEODYERS
development programs. 4,969 FLOILCLAELDJOBS
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A 501 (c)(3) Michigan Non-profit Corporation. | Supported by The Talent Investment Agency, State of Michigan and other federal,state and county funding. | A proud partner of the American
Job Center Network. | Federal Contractor. Equal Opportunity Employer & Programs – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request.
2950 College Avenue
Escanaba, MI 49829
William L. Raymond
Chief Executive Officer
#MWSUCCESSSTORY #UPJOBS #MIJOB
“Michigan Works! assisted our company by having programs
where new employees learn from experienced employees. We
have skilled employees and, with Michigan Works! programs like
Going PRO Talent Fund, we were able to add another employee
to step in with a fresh outlook, new ideas, and the motivation
to keep learning. These characteristics will most definitely help
Sikora Sheet Metal succeed and positively impact our company’s
– Craig Harris, Owner of Sikora Sheet Metal, Inc.
Alger - Baraga - Chippewa - Delta - Dickinson -
Gogebic - Houghton - Iron - Keweenaw - Luce -
Mackinac - Marquette - Menominee - Ontonagon -
Upper Peninsula Michigan Works!
2018-2019 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
1,503 3,876 33,431
Employers Jobs Jobseekers
Equal Opportunity Employer Michigan Relay Center 711 · Auxiliary Aids & Services Available to Individuals with Disabilities · Affiliated with the Talent Investment Agency, State of
Michigan · Supported by the State of Michigan · A Proud Partner of the American Job Center Network · 1-800-285-WORKS (9675)
This program is funded with federal dollars
1550 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Chief Executive Officer
WEST MICHIGAN WORKS!
“We could not have asked for a more dedicated
partner. Our relationship with West Michigan Works!
is extremely valuable to us; they have provided so
many resources and a depth of knowledge. We will
continue to utilize and grow this relationship as our
company continues to grow.”
– Mary Pathuis, Fogg Filler
Allegan - Barry - Ionia - Kent -
Montcalm - Muskegon - Ottawa
Committed to creating a
diverse & qualified workforce
for West Michigan.
Job Seekers Served*
*2019 programmatic year ending 9/30/19 for Allegan, Barry, Ionia,
Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon & Ottawa counties.
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with an interest in workforce news and trends.
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