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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
 
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Employers across northern Michigan are invited to reserve their free booth space at any of the 4 upcoming Michigan Works Job Fairs.
Posted on Monday, January 16, 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
 
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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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
 
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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
 
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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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
 
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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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Specialty Tube Solutions of Mio, MI manufactures prototypes and produces tubular products and fluid handling systems. As a newer start-up business, they needed a low overhead way to find new talent more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Hancock Haven Retirement Village is a state licensed adult foster care home specializing in Alzheimer’s. They house up to 12 residents and are currently full. Finding employees that have the skill, more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
W.G. Benjey Cylinders recently benefited from a Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) Grant through Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium. This funding provided CNC Programming training for five employees and was conducted by more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
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Being a new business to the Alpena area, Ben’s Soft Pretzels, located in the Alpena Meijer store, was having difficulty finding the right workforce quickly before their big opening. Owner Don more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
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In October 2014, The Shoe Dept was scheduled to open in the Alpena Mall, but they found themselves running behind on deadlines and opening schedules. They came to Michigan Works! to more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Dean Arbour Ford hosted booths at previous job fairs, but they always left disappointed, until they started working with Michigan Works! Business Solutions Professional Bernadette Schuelke. Hearing of the challenges Dean more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
For over 60 years, the Straits Area Federal Credit Union has been committed to making our corner of northern Michigan more prosperous. Originally formed to serve the underserved, SAFCU’s purpose is more...
Posted on Friday, December 04, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
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Straits Area Services is in the business of putting people faced with unique challenges to work. This is a difficult task due to the disability challenges they face. Because of the more...
Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Thomas Krebs started in the family dining business operating the Big Boy in West Branch. He was looking to expand in a dining business that would allow for travel (reasonable distance more...
Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 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