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

Alma Service Center Renovations Underway

The Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! service center in Alma is undergoing renovations to better serve both employers and job seekers. A public open house is scheduled for Tuesday, June 5. Details will follow soon. Remember, we encourage area employers to use our facilities in all five counties for single company job fairs, application drop offs, interviewing, and pre-employment testing. The … [Read more...]

MTW Looks to Expand Location in 2018

MTW Industries is growing! The full-service steel fabrication shop currently has about 7,000 square feet of space on West Picard in Mt. Pleasant. Company officials are looking to find new space measuring 20,000-30,000 square feet somewhere in the area within the year. Hiring additional staff to keep up with the steady growth has the company working closely with Great Lakes Bay Michigan … [Read more...]

GLBMW Sponsors Chamber Awards

The Business Community Service Awards were established by the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce to honor local businesses that have demonstrated significant support of Chamber initiatives and involvement in the community. Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! proudly sponsored this year’s awards, presented at the Chamber annual meeting earlier this … [Read more...]

Ed Oberski and Christopher Rishko

Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! Announces Ed Oberski’s Retirement and Welcomes New CEO Christopher Rishko

(Midland) - After 14 years as Chief Executive Officer of Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!, Ed Oberski will retire July 1, 2018. His replacement, Christopher Rishko, is scheduled to start shortly after April 1 and transition into the role of CEO after Oberski departs. Under Oberski’s leadership, Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! evolved into a high impact, employer-focused talent development … [Read more...]


Paramedic Shortage Leads to “Grow Your Own” Partnership

Faced with 25 open paramedic positions and no qualified candidates on file, Mobile Medical Response (MMR) turned to the Talent Experts at Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! last year for help. The result? 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 … [Read more...]