Serving Bay, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, & Saginaw Counties

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Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! is more than a spare pair of hands to post jobs and sort resumes. We are the pulse of the job market! We directly impact the success and growth of employers throughout Bay, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland and Saginaw counties and assure that the labor force in each of these counties meets employer needs.


The struggle is REAL if you’re 18-24 years old and find yourself disconnected from good employment and education opportunities. Whatever’s holding you back, we can help you find your strengths, interests, hidden talents, and untapped potential!

Solve the Struggle

Chemical Process Fast Start

Learn more about this accelerated program designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills required to successfully operate, troubleshoot, monitor and control chemical processes in the manufacturing setting.


Employer demand is high. Learn more about the hottest employment and/or training applications.

Compete for Going PRO training funds

Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! was awarded nearly $2.2 million to fund training for 51 employers in the region in 2018 through this fund. If you’d like to learn how your company can compete for training funds, we’d like to help.


Letter from Chris Rishko, CEO

This Veteran’s Day marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Although it may have come and gone on the calendar, “Veteran’s Day” is something we do our very best to celebrate every day here at Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! During my 16 years (and...

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Hiring Innovation: “Squash Team”

Every year around the third week of September, Frankenmuth’s Bavarian Inn begins an annual tradition of harvesting and processing all the squash they use throughout the year for sides and desserts in their restaurants and eateries. The “squash team,” as it has been...

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saved by employers using our services


in competitive grants we helped 51 employers obtain for training


we helped employers fill in 2017

Get inspired by success!

Patrick Tagget, Northern Concrete Pipe, Inc.

"With the help of Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!, we were awarded an STTF grant in 2018 to help train 33 employees at a special program only offered in Tennessee. This training was vital to us meeting industry demands and enabled our people to network with the best in the business, growing their knowledge and technical expertise."

Heather Newport, MTW

“Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! has been such a great resource for us in the last few years! With the help of our BST representative, we have been able to employ and retain some great local talent. Our BST rep is responsive and helpful with any requests and offers suggestions on how we can utilize Michigan Works! resources.”

Steve Myers, Mobile Medical Response

"Faced with 25 open paramedic positions and no qualified candidates on file, we turned to Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! for help. The result was an accelerated emergency medical technician (EMT)-to-paramedic training program that pays students to train. A model for success, the program was nominated for the 2017 Michigan Works Association Impact Award."

Brian Sheets, Avalon & Tahoe

"Going Pro funds have helped us increase sales 79% and employ 100 more people in our community. Over the last 3-4 years, these training funds have empowered us with the extra tools, training, and strategic planning required to lead our company to new levels.”

Marcia H.

"I had never given a PowerPoint presentation at a job interview before. The staff at Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! helped me practice, gave me feedback, and I went into the interview feeling great. I got the job!"

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For a look at in-demand careers in the region through 2020, click here.