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The Michigan Works! system is open to everyone for information gathering, local and state labor market information, and self-serve career information.  The system helps employers find the skilled workers they need, and helps job seekers find good jobs that provide economic self-sufficiency.                      

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In the last year, 727 people found employment through Central Area Michigan Works! Consortium, with estimated annual wages of $22,362,683! 
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Veteran Information
In accordance with the Jobs for Veterans Act (PL 107-288), Central Area Michigan Works! Consortium and the Michigan Works! Service Centers offer Priority of Service to veterans and eligible spouses.  Please click here to learn more about Priority of Service.


Central Area Michigan Works! Consortium (CAMWC) has made the difficult decision to close the Ionia County Michigan Works! Service Center in Ionia, effective June 30, 2014.  


The steady decrease of federal funds to operate service centers, combined with the decrease in traffic into the Ionia service center has led to this decision.  CAMWC is in discussion with Department of Human Services (DHS) about housing the PATH program at the Ionia DHS facility.  “We are exploring every option to keep services within the community,” states Janet Bloomfield, Vice- President for Employment and Training with CAMWC.    “A fax machine will be placed at the EightCAP Office in downtown Ionia for job seekers to fax unemployment documents.  An 800 # is in place that will connect the caller with the Michigan Works! Service Center in Greenville without incurring long distance charges.    Our services will continue to be available to all Ionia County employers and residents who are in need of assistance Monday through Friday through our Business Services Manager, and our Michigan Works! Service Center staff, located in Greenville,” she concludes.


The current Ionia Service Center site will remain open through Monday, June 30th and then close permanently.  After that, Employers requiring Business Services should contact Kathy Jo VanderLaan, Business Services Manager, at 616-754-9315, ext. 3360 or contact the Greenville Michigan Works! Service Center.   Job Seekers needing assistance should call the Michigan Works Service Center in Greenville, located at 114 S. Greenville West Dr.  at 616-754-3611, 800-676-3600, or  TTY:711.  Job posting and job search is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at


July 22, 2014


Mt. Pleasant Michigan Works! Service Center

Open Applications and Interviews

Trillium Staffing for positions:

General Labor (Remus business)

Cleaning and Maintenance (Mt. Pleasant business)




  •  Michigan Works! joins efforts with Ionia DDA












(updated 6/2/2014)


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Current Request for Proposals



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Daren Beard

 Daren Beard had applied for employment at Morbark as a machine operator. Daren had little experience in that field. Daren had been laid off from a position where he was a service writer for a local ATV and Motorcycle Shop. Daren had been looking for work but was lacking the experience needed for many of the positions. Daren attended a profiling session in December and remembered hearing about the On-the-Job Training opportunity. Daren qualified and was enrolled into the Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker Program. He was able to receive assistance with an On-the-Job Training (OJT). The OJT helped Daren get his foot in the door and the receive training needed for that position and gain work experience.


Michigan Works! assisted Daren with the OJT contract with Morbark. Daren was able to get hired by Morbark without the required experience needed for the Machine Operator position. With this OJT he was able to learn a new skill and work for a reputable company.


Daren completed his OJT and is still employed as a Machine Operator at Morbark. Human Resourse Representative, Neelum Singh said, "Daren has already proven to be a great addition to the Morbark team." Daren is very happy with the outcomes. Daren said, "Thanks to the OJT program at Michigan Works! I was able to get a position without the required experience. I have gained new skills and a new career."





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Central Area Michigan Works! Consortium
904 Oak DriveTurkLake
Greenville, MI  48838
Phone: (616) 754-9315
Fax:     (616) 754-9310 
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