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UPWARD at Chippewa County Job Fair

Sault Ste. Marie, MI (March 21, 2019)—The Chippewa County Job Fair was held on Thursday, March 21 at the LSSU Walker Cisler Center. There were 49 employers present at the event along with job seekers of all ages. The jobs …

Success Story: WIOA unemployed to employed

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI (2017) —Susie came to Michigan Works! with the hopes of assistance in filling out an online job application for Meijer, after being assisted in the process of the job application she was also enrolled into the WIOA-DW …

Success Story: Thinking Ahead

Sault Ste. Marie, MI (March 21, 2019)—The Chippewa County Job Fair was held on Thursday, March 21 at the LSSU Walker Cisler Center. There were 49 employers present at the event along with job seekers of all ages. The jobs that were …

Success Story: Diante’s Peak

MARINETTE, WI (2018) —Diante and his family are originally from Sterling, Illinois. For the past five years Diante worked as a material handler, not making a enough money to care for his family of eight. Through hard work Diante was offered …

Success Story: Career Changing Gears

MARQUETTE (2018) — Marie attended RESEA program sessions at Michigan Works! service center in Marquette, Michigan. Marie was a recent dislocated worker and was unsure of what to do for work and what assistance would be available to her. In past years …

UPWARD at NMU Winter Semester Career Fair

MARQUETTE, MI (March 20, 2019)— Michigan Works! made an appearance at Northern Michigan University's 29th Annual Winter Semester Career Fair where about 60 employers in all different fields were on hand to meet with students. According to NMU Career Services, …

UPWARD at Gwinn Wellness Fair

GWINN, MI (Feb. 17, 2019)—Michigan Works! had 3 JMG students volunteer at the Gwinn Wellness Fair on Sunday.  They talked with younger students, peers, and others from throughout the community about their career path and how Career Technical Education, Middle …

UPWARD at Dan Perkins Open House

ISHPEMING, MI (Feb. 26, 2019)— Local Dan Perkins construction company held an industry after hours event for students and anyone looking to be an employee of the company. Many were in attendance including MARESA and JMG students, Michigan Works, Great …

UPPER PENINSULA EMPLOYERS RECEIVE $1,154,724 IN GOING PRO TALENT FUNDS

ESCANABA (December 2018)—  The UPward Talent Council Michigan Works! is pleased to announce that Upper Peninsula employers have received funding in total of $1,154,724 from the Going PRO Talent Fund. Last year, Upper Peninsula employers received $685,097 in funding. Applications closed …

LAKE SHORE SYSTEMS NAMED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Pictured from left to right: Dan Bruso, VP of Operations; Josh Anttonen; Karen Luce; Pam Meneghini; Nick Fornett; Charles Munk, Director of Human Resources; Scott Cameron, Director of Quality; and Erika Justus, Michigan Works!.      IRON MOUNTAIN (December 2018)—  Michigan Works! sponsored and presented …

UPWARD AT TV6

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Michigan Works! workforce services manager Tom Puskarich discusses what benefits employers and job-seekers gain in an apprenticeship. Puskarich says an apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training with a mentor currently working in the field and classroom learning. …

UPWARD AT COMMUNITY CONNECT

Pictured: Jennifer Rodgers, Talent Specialist               ESCANABA (November 8 2018)—  UPward Talent Council Michigan Works! participated in the Financial Reality Fair session at Escanaba High School in October. This event taught students valuable information on how to successfully live independently after graduating from …

MARQUETTE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL MOCK INTERVIEWS

Marquette (November 7 2018)—  Fifty students from Marquette Senior High School's (MSHS) Health Occupations class participated in mock interviews at the Marquette County Michigan Works! Service Center today. Each year, students participate in an individual interview and a group panel …

SUCCESS STORY: HIRED ON THE SPOT

MANISTIQUE (2018) — Elise Miotke, the mother of four small children, was a tutor working only four hours a week and attending Bay De Noc Community College when she decided to come to Michigan Works! for assistance. Miotke needed to take the …

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