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COMPANIES IN WEST MICHIGAN ARE HIRING!

Companies like Perrigo, SpartanNash, Meijer and many others are hiring at high volumes to keep up with current demand. Numerous positions are still available. Browse available jobs using the linked portals below.

HELLO WEST MICHIGAN

The Hello West Michigan Featured Job Portal contains temporary, full and part-time positions from many of its 80 member companies. View the job portal using the link below.

MI Back to Work

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

The pandemic has created barriers to returning to work for many hardworking Michiganders. The State of Michigan offers programs aimed at helping employers fill job openings and provide safe, healthy work environments for employees

WEST MICHIGAN WORKS! COVID-19 EMPLOYER RESOURCE CENTER

West Michigan Works! has created a resource center for employers & employees related to unemployment and COVID-19. View a toolkit from the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO), fact sheets, general guidance resources, handbooks and more on the West Michigan Works! site using the link below. 

Other Helpful

Resources

HEART OF WEST MICHIGAN UNITED WAY

United Way's 2-1-1 connects people to thousands of services in 14 counties: Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Ionia, Kalkaska, Kent, Lake, Leelanau, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, and Osceola. Services include food, shelter, utility assistance, disaster recovery, childcare, transportation, and more. Whoever you are, whatever your needs, 2-1-1 makes it easy to find help for yourself, a neighbor, or a loved one. In 2017, we answered more than 60,000 calls for help. (Please note that 2-1-1 is an information and referral service and does not provide direct services or financial assistance.)

LOOKING TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES DURING THIS TIME?

Local First has developed multiple resources to help community members identify and support local businesses that are offering online sales/adapted services during the COVID-19 crisis. Explore what local businesses have to offer using the links below. 

Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. has also launched a new website, lovelocalgr.com, to help inform residents about which local restaurants are still open and offering take-out options, which local retailers are selling merchandise online, and which service providers are offering virtual options/digital gift card sales. Explore the site using the link below.

PINE REST MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES TELETHERAPY SESSIONS

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services has shifted its outpatient clinics to exclusively provide Telehealth services. Highly trained professionals can provide therapy sessions anywhere in Michigan and Iowa that you have high-speed Internet access. The sessions use an online video much like Skype or Facetime. Online therapy has proven to be just as effective as in-person therapy.

RESOURCES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Disability Advocates of Kent County (DAKC) connects area businesses, persons with disabilities and the public to resources that address the needs of the disability community. They are available during the COVID-19 crisis to assist individuals experiencing any disability related issues, including locating and securing needed supports such as employment, housing, transportation, healthcare, financial assistance and others.

 

For employers, DAKC can help solve accommodation issues for employees with disabilities and connect you with other business supports related to disability issues. 

STATE OF MICHIGAN ONLINE MAP OF FREE WI-FI HOTSPOTS 

The State of Michigan, in partnership with the Connected Nation Michigan, released a statewide Wi-Fi hotspot map today to assist residents who currently lack internet access at home. To date, more than 300 Wi-Fi hotspot locations are available from the parking lots of public schools, libraries and other locations across the state. In addition to the location, the map also contains details on how to access the Wi-Fi hotspots’ networks.