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

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...]

July Outdoor Job Fairs Connect Employers and Potential Employees

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. In our case, we’re going outside... to help our region’s employers fill more than 3,200 (and growing) job openings available in the Great Lakes Bay as the economy continues to re-open. In mid July, as part of our “Let’s Get Back to Work” initiative, Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! is hosting a series of outdoor job fairs to offer safe, socially … [Read more...]

Launching “Let’s Get Back Work” Initiative

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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...]