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.

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MiCareerQuest Middle Michigan
Date to be announced soon.
Due to COVID-19 concerns and its effect on schools and businesses, MiCareerQuest 2020 has been canceled.
Check back soon for more 2021 details.

BE PART OF IT!            MiCareerQuest Middle Michigan 2019 Highlights

Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! Business Resource Network

Some employees are just “one flat tire” away from a crisis that plays a role in their work productivity and attendance. Learn how the BRN can increase employee retention and engagement while lowering absenteeism and turnover costs!


Employment and Unemployment

These two words mean two very different things. And it’s the way Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! and its counterparts around the state have fought to distinguish ourselves from the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) for decades. UIA helps people with unemployment....

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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!

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Allison Rosbury, English teacher, Carrollton High School

“Because teaching is my second career and I had to go back to school, Michigan Works helped me reach my goal by providing funding for my teaching certificate classes. I also learned invaluable information about the resources available to me even after I graduated from the program.”
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Abbigail Ledesma, housekeeper, Comfort Inn, Alma, working toward high school diploma/GED

“PATH is a very good program, and it helped me a lot. I came to the U.S. with a young son and spoke no English so my barriers to employment were huge. Michigan Works! helped me register for ESL classes, provided bus tickets, and clothing for interviews.”

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."

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