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

COVID-19 resources for employees and employers

Unemployment Benefits: for employees Benefits are extended to: Workers who have an unanticipated family care responsibility, including those who have childcare responsibilities due to school closures, or those who are forced to care for loved one who become ill. Workers who are sick, quarantined, or immunocompromised and who do not have access to paid family and medical leave or are laid … [Read more...]

Rapid Response

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Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! Modifies Service Delivery in Response to COVID-19 Concerns

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Midland Business Alliance 4th quarter membership luncheon panel discussion

Michigan Works Joins Panel Discussion Focused on Talent

Talent was the topic of a panel discussion at the Midland Business Alliance 4th quarter membership luncheon. Chris Rishko, CEO of Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! joined Kathie Fuce-Hobohm from Space Inc. and Andy Johnston from the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce. … [Read more...]

Apprenticeships Offer Another Method of Talent Development

While MiCareerQuest Middle Michigan is a strategy to “grow your own,” apprenticeships are a strategy for “learning while earning.” Lasting from one to six years, apprenticeships connect education and work simultaneously. Apprentices take classes while they are working. At the end, they earn industry-recognized credentials and in many cases earn college credits that may lead to an associate or … [Read more...]