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

Who is Ghosting Whom? Navigating the Current Hiring Market

The GLBMW Business Services Team continues to work closely with area employers on the challenging task of filling open positions, often hearing employer frustrations about candidates failing to show up for interviews or – worse – accepting a job offer and failing to come on Day One. At the same time, GLBMW program staff are aggressively working to prepare candidates to meet the needs of … [Read more...]

Workforce Development Board Passes Resolution to Recognize Work Before and During Pandemic

The Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! Workforce Development Board (WDB) and Career & Education Advisory Council (CEAC) passed a resolution at a recent joint meeting to recognize staff and administrative leadership at all five Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! (GLBMW) service centers for innovative work before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resolution specifically cites: Securing … [Read more...]

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. Michigan Works! helps people with employment. So why did we choose to assist some of our region’s most frustrated citizens with their … [Read more...]

WorkShare and Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!

Work Share Program Offers Potential Solution to Permanent Layoffs

The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching impact on many, if not most, of our region’s businesses.  For some, the impact to sales is profound. To avoid layoffs, if possible, several companies are implementing the state’s Work Share program with the help of Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! Michigan’s Work Share program allows employers to restart their business and bring employees back from … [Read more...]

Launching “Let’s Get Back Work” Initiative

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