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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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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.


Correction Officer Job Fair

Monday, December 15

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Montcalm Community College

2800 College Drive

Sidney, MI

Doser Room 305


Hundreds of jobs are available in the state of Michigan for correction officer's with the Michigan Department of Corrections.  Come to an informational session to learn more.  Click here to see a flyer.



Dicastal North America, Inc. (DNA) plans to open a new aluminum alloy wheel manufacturing plant on the campus of the former Uni-Solar development.  The Greenville location, which is expected to be operational in late 2015, will be the company's first physical presence in Michigan. 


The company is projecting that production staff will be hired after the first of the year. 


Contact the Michigan Works! Service Center (616-754-3611) in Greenville for further updates










(updated 6/2/2014)


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The EightCAP, Inc. Weatherization Assistance Program is requesting proposals from qualified firms for the following services/counties:


  • General Contractors for Weatherization
         Services--Muskegon and/or Oceana Counties

  • Mechanical Contractors for Weatherization
         Services--Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella, Montcalm,
         Muskegon, and/or Oceana Counties

Full descriptions of the requirements are provided in the RFP packets available on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at or by contacting:

EightCAP, Inc.

Weatherization Coordinator

906 Oak Drive

Greenville, MI  48838-8230

(866) 754-9315 x. 3420, TTY 711


Proposals are due by 4 pm on Friday, November 21, 2014 (submission information is contained in the RFP packets). The RFP documents will be made available in alternative format (i.e., large format, audio, or other) upon written request to the Weatherization Coordinator.  EightCAP, Inc. is an equal opportunity Employer/Program and encourages female and minority-owned businesses to apply.



Current Request for Proposals



For Current Request for Proposals, click here.




Success is our business.


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 
TTY:  711
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