Health sciences sector leads 2023 HotJobs List

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West Michigan Works recently released its 2023 HotJobs List highlighting the top 100 jobs in the region’s high-growth industries.

The list is an essential tool used by West Michigan Works and community partners to begin discussions around career exploration, identify existing skills that would transfer into high-demand occupations, and inform decisions regarding funding occupational training.

West Michigan Works offer free job skill training

Workforce development agencies leverage emerging tech training to support equitable economic recovery

West Michigan Works recently announced it is opening enrollment in three free job skill training programs.

The training is a part of The Future of Work Grand Challenge, a $6 million national initiative designed to put more than 25,000 individuals (5,000 in Michigan) impacted by COVID-19 layoffs and closures back to work in the next 24 months using emerging technologies. The training programs will begin in May and will complete in 90 days or less. To be eligible to participate, individuals must be currently unemployed or underemployed, have access to the internet and a computer or smartphone and not have earned a college degree.

West Michigan Works shines a spotlight on agribiz with job fair

West Michigan Works will host an agribusiness job fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday. The virtual job fair will occur online, where job seekers can discuss their skills and qualifications with hiring managers with immediate hiring needs. Participating employers include Herbrucks, Hearthside Food Solutions, Kelloggs, Michigan Turkey, Kent Quality Foods, Dykhuis Farms Inc., Roskam Baking Company. Registration is open through Wednesday.