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Bruce Parliament Star Cutter Training with Doug Gulau and Mark Weber
Bruce Parliament Star Cutter Training with Doug Gulau and Mark Weber
LINK Industries has been a cutting tool manufacturer for over 65 years in Indian River, Cheboygan County. Since 2014, LINK has committed to an ambitious program to turn its Northern Michigan more...
Posted on Friday, September 08, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
Michigan Works! Business Services Professional, Alayne Hansen with AuSable River Outfitters owners Tammy and Brian Sukarukoff
Michigan Works! Business Services Professional, Alayne Hansen with AuSable River Outfitters owners Tammy and Brian Sukarukoff
In August of 2016, AuSable Rivers Outfitters (ARO) opened its doors in Mio, in one of the poorest counties in Michigan. Like many small towns in Michigan, Mio has continued to more...
Posted on Friday, September 08, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Telephone Support Systems (TSS), a Heritage Telecom company, is located in northern MI with headquarters in Gaylord, MI. They’ve maintained a solid business in a highly competitive market for 17 years, more...
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
Alayne Hansen, Michigan Works! Business Services Professional, Barb Polisea, Blarney Stone HR, and Sheryl Coyne, Blarney Stone Owner
Alayne Hansen, Michigan Works! Business Services Professional, Barb Polisea, Blarney Stone HR, and Sheryl Coyne, Blarney Stone Owner
Blarney Stone Broadcasting, in Grayling Michigan, is a family-owned, community-oriented, media resource in northern Michigan. They are dedicated to providing local information, entertainment, and promotions focusing on the needs of the more...
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
The 2018 Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF), now in its fourth year, will offer nearly $30 million to be distributed statewide towards workforce training. The fund assists companies to meet their more...
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
Springs Window Fashion Receives OJT Reimbursements
Springs Window Fashions has been part of the home décor industry since 1939. Today, their products are available in nearly every major retailer and in thousands of design showrooms. They design more...
Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
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Dan Howlett had years of experience as a cook and was employed when he first came to Grayling Michigan Works! for career assistance. But Dan was looking for a career change, more...
Posted on Wednesday, July 05, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
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On May 10, 2017, 16 Grayling High students experience a day's work at IMM, Inc., a manufacturing company which utilizes high tech machines and automation. The students toured the entire manufacturing plant more...
Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
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On May 10, 2017, the owner of Millikin Excavating took 16 Grayling High School students on a tour of his facility and showed them the many different types of stones, mulch more...
Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Spring was in the air on Wednesday when 118 eager job seekers attended the Michigan Works! job fair in Grayling. Thirty employers filled the Ramada Inn conference room hoping to fill more...
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
Michigan Works Hosts Mackinaw City Job Fair
On Saturday, March 11th, over 150 job seekers sought respite from the bitter cold to attend the Michigan Works! Northern Michigan Job Fair in Mackinaw City with hopes of securing spring more...
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
Straits Area Services (SAS) is a private, nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities achieve their highest level of independence through life skills training and comprehensive opportunities. Since 1976, Straits Area more...
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
On-the-Job Training recipients: Doug Galau, James Roznowski & Michael Oberleas
On-the-Job Training recipients: Doug Galau, James Roznowski & Michael Oberleas
LINK Industries in Indian River, MI has been a cutting tool manufacturer in Cheboygan County for 63-years. Since 2015, Link has invested over $70,000 in facility and technology upgrades and created more...
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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For nearly 30 years, Doyle Roofing has been a critical part of Cheboygan, MI’s construction industry. Doyle provides specialized industrial roofing services that are not available through other contractors and Doyle’s more...
Posted on Monday, February 13, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
Since 1904, Besser Company in Alpena, MI, has been recognized as the leader for quality concrete products equipment and parts for the masonry, hardscape, pipe and precast markets. Besser’s goal is more...
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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R. S. Scott Associates is a local engineering company that has served Northeast Michigan for over 75 years. They specialize in designing bridges, roads, buildings, parks, trails, and land developments. Demand more...
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
Prell Services is a Northern Michigan transportation company providing safe, reliable, and affordable transportation to Alpena and the surrounding county residents. They are a strong community leader and a devoted Michigan more...
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
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Since coming to Grayling in 1994, World of Floors has continued to grow, offering customers quality products and exceptional customer service. This continued growth has spurred the need for additional employees, more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Panel Processing was awarded $33,520 thanks to the 2016 Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) program. They utilized the funds to train 37 workers across three of their locations (Alpena, Holland, and more...
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Thanks to a $6,300 Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) grant in 2016, Alpena Diesel was able to provide specialized training for five employees. Diesel engine, electrical and air conditioning training took more...
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
Thanks to assistance from Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium, the Alpena Regional Medical Center (ARMC) was awarded over $5,400 in 2016 Skilled Trade Training Funds (STTF) to help train home health aides more...
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
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For almost 10 years, Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium has worked with HB Carbide to help with their hiring and training needs, include the On-the-Job Training program and placing job orders. In more...
Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
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Carmeuse Lime & Stone has been in business for over 150 years and their calcite quarry has been in business for over 105 years. Locally in northern Michigan, Carmeuse employs 109 more...
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
Star Cutter Tools was started in the Detroit area in 1927. During its first year of operation, Star Cutter employed about 10 employees. From this small beginning, Star Cutter has developed more...
Posted on Monday, October 10, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
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Thanks to funds awarded from the Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF), the Sklarczyk Seed Farm in Otsego County worked with North Central Michigan College to provide additional training for seven of more...
Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Miles Apiaries, a new state-of-the-art beekeeping business based in Waters, MI, will soon be bringing hundreds of jobs to Northern Michigan. They anticipate starting production by mid-September and will be in more...
Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Did you know two-thirds of all U.S. manufacturing jobs in 2015 likely were created in MI? While manufacturing is still Michigan's fourth-largest industry with more than 600,000 jobs, across the U.S. more...
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Digital Works, a program of Connected Nation, Inc., connects people to leading-edge customer support and IT jobs for global corporations. The program provides technology and client-services training, job placement assistance, along more...
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Louis Sylvester came to Michigan Works! because he was finding it difficult to secure employment. Fortunately for Louis, MW! Business Services Professional Bernadette Schuelke, was working with a company who would more...
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Finding skilled trade employees is getting harder in Michigan, but demand is increasing. Instead of sitting around, Link Industries of Indian River has taken it upon themselves to work with Michigan more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
While helping the Ramada Inn of Grayling with a job posting, Michigan Works! Business Services Professional, Julie Creps, learned that to protect the company from liability and prevent customer intoxication, Ramada servers more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
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For nearly 65 years, the Straits Area Federal Credit Union (SAFCU) has been committed to making northern Michigan more prosperous. With three northern Michigan locations (Cheboygan, Indian River, and Mackinaw City), more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Pictured left to right: Bernadette Schuelke, Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium Business Services Professional; Greg Sundin, Alpena City Manager; Bradey Smith, American Process Inc., Alpena Biorefinery; Don MacMaster, Alpena Community College Dean more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium recently held four separate career fairs for the counties of Cheboygan and Presque Isle, Alpena and Alcona, Otsego and Montmorency, and Crawford and Oscoda. Over 150 employers more...
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 

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