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
Mark your calendars for Oct. 30, 2020 and commit to being a sponsor or exhibitor for this massive career exploration experience at SVSU Ryder Center. Talk to your BST!

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!


Rapid Response

Rapid Response is an informational meeting for recently laid-off individuals. Experts from Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! and the Unemployment Agency of the State of Michigan will share information on how to file unemployment claims, answer questions about claims,...

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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!

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."

Brian Sheets, Avalon & Tahoe

"Going Pro funds have helped us increase sales 79% and employ 100 more people in our community. Over the last 3-4 years, these training funds have empowered us with the extra tools, training, and strategic planning required to lead our company to new levels.”

Marcia H.

"I had never given a PowerPoint presentation at a job interview before. The staff at Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! helped me practice, gave me feedback, and I went into the interview feeling great. I got the job!"

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