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The Village of Lincoln in Alcona County is updating its Recreation Plan and is asking its residents to participate in an online survey. Please access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VillageofLincoln
Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by Christina McEmber
Albert Township in Montmorency County is updating its Recreation Plan and is asking its residents to participate in an online survey. Please access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AlbertTownship
Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by Christina McEmber
Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
The Arauco Grayling Particle Board Plant was headed for completion in early 2019 and was expected to be the most modern particleboard plant in North America and the largest of its more...
Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
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World of Floors has been in Grayling for 23 years and is one of the two flooring companies in the area. Owner Tammy Whitley had some training in QuickBooks, but was more...
Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Helena
Helena Y. had been employed as a caregiver for over 30 year, but had to take some time off due to an injury. Once she was healed, she was ready to more...
Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
Crane Rigging
IMM, Inc. was in need of training for Indoor Overhead Crane Rigging to enhanced staff skills to more efficiently and safely maneuver the larger and more varied fabrication projects they now more...
Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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With assistance from Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium, six companies in Crawford County came together to discuss employee skills, leadership needs, and future succession plans. It was well-recognized that over the next more...
Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Rickey Heavner
Rickey H. wanted to build his future. He wanted to go to college and become a police officer, but he was facing some significant financial challenges. He lacked parental support and more...
Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Lexia
When Lexia joined the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program she was a 16 year old high school dropout. She had never worked and lacked the discipline to be successful in more...
Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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In September 2018, the AuSable Valley Animal Shelter began a strategic planning session, but were met with confusion and uncertainty on how to go about actually creating a strategic plan. Their more...
Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Angela Receives Tuition Assistance
Angela D. came to Michigan Works! in Mio seeking help with tuition assistance. She was currently employed as a seasonal worker with the U.S. Forest Service, but wanted to enroll at more...
Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
Beginning in mid-August, Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium will be holding employer Information Sessions on the Going PRO Talent Fund. If you’re an employer in need of training assistance for existing and more...
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
Klaus J
For the past 10 years, Klaus J. had been working seasonal jobs, but he wanted a career. He decided to enroll into the nursing program at North Central Michigan College, but more...
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Monica V Receives Assistance
Monica came to rural Atlanta, MI from the big city of Seattle, WA. She initially moved to Atlanta with her young son and his father, but she soon found herself being more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
CSI Emergency Apparatus Talent Tour
Four youth participants and two staff from Showano Center, and two staff from Disability Network visited CSI Emergency Apparatus in Grayling on June 14, 2019. The company is located in the more...
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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For the past eight years, Dustyn R. has worked at Cheboygan Cement Products as a full-time General Laborer. He really enjoys his job, but without additional training there is no room more...
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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For six years Denise C. had worked full-time as an Activity Director at Tendercare in Rogers City, but she was looking for a position that would offer her career advancement. She more...
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Alpena News
Terri Curtis came to Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium for funding assistance to help her achieve her career goals. Thanks to WIOA Adult Classroom Training Funding, Michigan Works! was able to help more...
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Helana Rhein, a single mother of 3 children, recently moved back in with her parents. She had been working downstate with Service Master as a Cleaner, but she wanted to get more...
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Forest Township, in Cheboygan County, is updating its Recreation Plan and is asking its residents to participate in an online survey. Please access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ForestTownship
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by Denise Cline
Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
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Zina R. came to Michigan Works! after losing her job. She had 14 years of experience in the same industry, but not a very colorful resume. Michigan Works! Career Navigator, Rachel, more...
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Metalfab Manufacturing was awarded $2,900 in Going Pro Talent Fund awards to train 3 of their existing employees in E2 MFG System training. Metalfab Controller Kyle Yoder explains, “As manufacturing moves to more...
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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DJ came to Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium when he was trying to finish the last portion of his criminal justice degree at the police academy. With a young daughter at home more...
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Notice: There will be a meeting of the Region 9 Rural Task Force at 10:00 AM, Friday, April 5, 2019, at the Montmorency County Road Commission, located at 11445 M-32, Atlanta, more...
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by Denise Cline
Weyerhaeuser is continually looking for training opportunities to increase not only the skills of their workforce, but to run the mill at high efficiency and safety standards. Through an Industry Led more...
Posted on Monday, March 25, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
Traci Cook
The Grayling Chamber wanted to improve their Chamber events and have a better understanding and plan when targeting sponsors. They tended to always go after the same sponsors, but over time more...
Posted on Monday, March 25, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
JMG Students Will Coggins and Trentin Montgomery attend Legislative Day in Lansing
JMG Students Will Coggins and Trentin Montgomery attend Legislative Day in Lansing
Two students in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program coordinated by Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium attended the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Legislative Day on February 28 in Lansing. Over 125 more...
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium has recently been awarded Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) Veteran-Friendly Employer Bronze level certification.  As an MVAA Veteran-Friendly Employer, Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium is committed to helping veterans more...
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Michael, a veteran, found himself a single dad to three young children. They were living in Petoskey, but were having a hard time trying to make ends meet. Unable to afford more...
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Ashley Gets Tuition Assistance
Ashley was referred to work with Michigan Works! from DHHS. She was a homeless parent with an infant to care for. In addition, she had never worked at a job before more...
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Root Cause Analysis Training
Weyerhaeuser needed to train some of their mill employees in cause analysis to better prepare them to swiftly address plant problems and incidents. Like most high tech mills, Weyerhaeuser requires critical more...
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Albert Township (Montmorency County) has adopted a new zoning ordinance. The township has been working with NEMCOG staff for the last year and a half to completely overhaul their zoning ordinance. more...
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019 by Denise Cline
Grayling Charter Township (Crawford County) has adopted a new zoning ordinance. The township has been working with NEMCOG staff for the last year and a half to overhaul their old zoning more...
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019 by Denise Cline
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
Will's CDL-A
Will first started working with Michigan Works! through the WIOA Youth Program. He was homeless, living with his girlfriend’s family, and trying to find a way to go back to school more...
Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
When Lance first made contact with the BRN (Business Resource Network) Success Coach that his company offered, he wasn’t sure what to expect. He just knew he needed help with his more...
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
The Hawes Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on March 5, 2019, at 5 pm to recommend adoption of zoning ordinance amendments relating to accessory buildings and signs to more...
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by Denise Cline
When Paul’s wife had to go on medical leave unexpectedly, they found themselves suddenly without half of their income. While usually financially stable, this unexpected loss of income caused them to more...
Posted on Friday, February 1, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
David M.
David M. came home from a family vacation to find out he no longer had a job. He went to Michigan Works! for help with his resume and his job search. Michigan more...
Posted on Friday, February 1, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Makinzie
Three years ago, Makinzie M. started in the Jobs for Michigan Graduates (JMG) program. During her time with the program, she was the president of ACES’s Career Association, she attended the more...
Posted on Friday, February 1, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Almost daily Shawn Corless would visit the Grayling Michigan Works! office. He was an older job seeker with a wide range of employment history, but was finding it a challenge to more...
Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Jeffrey Hinkle Gets CDL
Jeffrey Hinkle previously worked in landscaping and in an automotive garage, but he wanted to improve his life financially. After assessing his likes/dislikes, he realized that he really wanted to see more...
Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Monday, January 7, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
Drew Building Furniture
Drew B. moved from Muskegon to Grayling in the winter of 2017. Winter in northern Michigan is often a slow period for many businesses, and Grayling was no different. Drew had more...
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Xenia Gets Job
Xenia Hirales had recently moved from Arizona to Michigan to get away from situations that were not healthy for her and her daughter. Her boyfriend’s family provided a place to stay more...
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Rachel S. came into Michigan Works! in August looking to find a new and interesting career path. She had a background in customer service and was looking to get into a career more...
Posted on Friday, December 21, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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On December 11, 2018, Albie’s Foods Inc. held a Talent Tour for nine Atlanta High School students. The students learned about the different products Albie’s makes, how they are made, as more...
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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On November 13, 2018, a Talent Tour was held at MEC, Inc. for students of Vanderbilt Schools. Eleven students attended, stating they enjoyed the tour and would like to attend more Talent more...
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
A Talent Tour was held at MEC, Inc. for students of Vanderbilt Schools. Eleven students attended, stating they enjoyed the tour and would like to attend more Talent Tours. Feedback also more...
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
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On December 11, 2018, Otsego Memorial Hospital (Munson Medical) held a Talent Tour for 15 Atlanta High School students. The students learned about the different careers available at the hospital, as well more...
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
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As AJD Forest Products worked on their succession plans for their company's future they needed to align people now who will be ready to move into higher positions as current employees more...
Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Chloe B
Chloe B. came to Michigan Works! because she was struggling to shuffle her personal and work life. A sick son and travel to U of M for treatment had resulted in more...
Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Samantha Stinson
Samantha Stinson came to Michigan Works! wanting to better her situation with a full-time job. She had recently moved to the Alpena area and was trying to get her life in more...
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Doyle Inc. Roofing is a 29+ year Cheboygan, MI based business specializing in commercial roofing. Doyle utilizes the latest technology, trends and safety to remain competitive. Their goal is to grow more...
Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
We just completed our annual report to the Michigan DEQ on recyclables shipped to market for the period starting November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018. The report follows: Tires 46,216 lbs. 2,054 more...
Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018 by Denise Cline
Cheyenne Becomes R.N.
Cheyenne P. was in a foster care placement as a younger youth struggling through life. She came to Michigan Works! as an older youth, but was pregnant and just needed help more...
Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
David Wenkel Accepts Certification
With help from Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium, Springs Window Fashions joined the Industry Led Collaborative (ILC) application for Lumber Grader Training. They were awarded $1,500 in training funds to train existing more...
Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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While Manufacturing Day was October 5th, student events continued throughout October and into November. Manufacturing Day allows manufacturers to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take more...
Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Throughout October, hundreds of local high school students are expected to take part in Manufacturing Day events across northeast Michigan. This national program is geared towards showcasing careers in advanced manufacturing. Manufacturing more...
Posted on Monday, October 22, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Carmeuse Lime & Stone in Rogers City Michigan is the largest limestone quarry in the world. They work closely with Michigan Works! conducting Talent Tours, participating in National Manufacturer's Day, and more...
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Sawmill Rural Business Center receives Non-Profit Training
The Sawmill Rural Business Center is a fledgling nonprofit geared toward assisting with small business development and economic development in Northern Michigan. During the many different events the Sawmill Business Center more...
Posted on Friday, October 12, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Royal Shearer
Springs Window Fashions has benefited from several training programs through Michigan Works! during the past two years. In 2018, they received $3,000 as part of a STTF Collaborative Grant for Six more...
Posted on Friday, October 12, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Rebecca Yuncker
Kirtland Community College partnered with Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium to develop a curriculum specifically for nonprofit organizations initiated by a nonprofit company in need of getting training on how to access more...
Posted on Friday, October 12, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
NEMROC Trainees 2
North Eastern Michigan Rehabilitation Opportunity Center (NEMROC), a private, non-profit organization, was started in 1968 with the need for vocational services for individuals with disabilities in their community. Since then, they’ve more...
Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
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H.B. Carbide Company, part of the Star Cutter Group, is a highly specialized custom tungsten carbide tool manufacturer predominantly servicing the aerospace and automotive industries. They are recognized as the leading more...
Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Tarra L.
When single mother Tarra L. first came to Michigan Works! as a PATH participant, she was having a hard time with her job hunt. Due to her daughter’s medical issues, she more...
Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
April Taylor
When April Taylor came to the Cheboygan Michigan Works! office, she was looking for a solution. She was a young single mom and juggling three jobs to try to support her more...
Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
The Village of Hillman and Hillman Township are partnering to create a joint Recreation Plan. A DNR-approved recreation plan is required to be updated every five years in order to be more...
Posted on Friday, October 5, 2018 by Denise Cline
Daniel Trowbridge
When Daniel Trowbridge came to Michigan Works! he had really fallen on hard times. A proud veteran, he had recently lost his job as Lead Supervisor, a position he held for more...
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
David Wenkel Accepts Certification
When 56-yr old David Wenkel came to Michigan Works! he stated he was having a seven year string of bad luck. He had previously worked in the lumber industry for 35 more...
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Bliss Painting Techs
Bliss Painting of Alpena is a painting company that specializes in residential, commercial, and industrial wall coatings and coverings. They’ve been voted the #1 painter in Alpena for 5 years in more...
Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
As a single mom, Bethany Matthews struggled financially just to get by, and the thought of going to college to become a Nurse seemed impossible. She began to research her options, more...
Posted on Monday, August 27, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
David P., LINK CNC Trainee
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 facility more...
Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Asia R. - WIOA Youth Program
When Asia R. entered the WIOA Out-of-School Youth Program, she was an unemployed, high-school dropout. She was pretty much homeless (living in a camper in the middle of winter) and her more...
Posted on Monday, August 20, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
Posted on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Choice Services at Job Fair
Choice Services Inc. is a federal contractor who provides food service workers to the military. They are based out of Grand Rapids, MI, but have a large presence at the air more...
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Christopher Olsen, Maintenance Technician at Alpena Grounds Services
Alpena Grounds is contracted through Alpena County to do the maintenance work for Alpena County Regional Airport, including snow removal, building maintenance, lawn care, oil changes, equipment repairs, and more. When more...
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Jay Mertes
After Jay Mertes found himself laid off from his position as a 911 dispatcher, he became self-employed in home health care. He tried this career path for awhile, but he couldn’t more...
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Northern Industrial Wood was in need of an Administrative Assistant to help the General Manager with everyday activities, such as answer phones, accounts receivable and payable, placing orders, etc. They were more...
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Julie Krajnik
After working at Walmart for 14 years, Julie Krajnik found herself unemployed when the store went through a reorganization. She came to Michigan Works! often, searching for a comparable position. At Michigan more...
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Jaimie Achtabowski, RN
Jaimie Achtabowski, a Community Health Worker at Thunder Bay Community Health Services, stopped by the Onaway Michigan Works! office to see what services they could offer her patients. As she was more...
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
In business since 1983, H.B. Carbide is a recognized world-leader in the production of tungsten carbide blanks and preforms for cutting tools. As an employer in the manufacturing industry they are more...
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
Panel Processing's Heian Operator Laura Lonczkowski
Panel Processing's Heian Operator Laura Lonczkowski
Panel Processing, headquartered in Alpena, MI, is 100% employee owned and has been a fixture in both the Coldwater and Holland communities for many years. They are a wood processing company more...
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Cheryl Postma, AuSable Valley Animal Shelter Director
Like many area non-profits, the AuSable Valley Animal Shelter operates on privately funded donations and special events. They are a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization in need of accessing more dollars to pay more...
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Jeff Stanifer, 1010 Network Administrator
Jeff Stanifer, 1010 Network Administrator
1010 Technology Center, Inc. is a privately owned data center located in Alpena, Michigan and is one of the only state-of-the-art data centers available in Northern Michigan.  Years went into the more...
Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International; their vision is to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” Habitat has helped more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Cutting Edge Computers of Gaylord offers in-house IT solutions from PC sales, repair, and network deployment to cloud computing back-up solutions. A family owned business, Cutting Edge has been serving Gaylord more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Corey Blankenship
Because of some medical concerns, Corey Blankenship had recently decided to move back home to Gaylord, MI from Oregon to be closer to family. He moved back in with his parents more...
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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The City of Grayling, a recent Project Rising Tide location, is seeing a large growth in business and employment opportunities, which is leading to a need for more housing. With these more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Anthony Lowe Graduates
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When WIOA Youth Case Manager AJ Stibitz met Anthony Lowe, Lowe was not attending school. He was eighteen, was behind in credits, and didn’t have transportation. His family was having trouble more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Justin Tough Graduate
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Justin Tough was behind in credits when WIOA Youth Case Manager AJ Stibitz met him at Presque Isle Academy. He didn’t have transportation to school and work, he faced turmoil in more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Kalitta Air Talent Tour
May 31, 2018 - 14 students from Alcona High School, ranging from sophomores to seniors, toured Kalitta Air in Oscoda, MI. In addition to touring the facility, the students learned about more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
CSI Apparatus
On Friday, May 18, 2018, the Grayling Michigan Works! coordinated three area Talent Tours for Mio Schools students, at Munson Hospital, CSI Emergency Apparatus, and Air Way Automotive. After the tours, the more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
After 11 years working as a cook for a well-established restaurant organization in Petoskey, MI, Arnold S. was let go from his job. He came to the Onaway Michigan Works! to more...
Posted on Monday, June 4, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
ER / Trauma Dr talks to students
On May 2, 2018 twelve students from Fairview Schools and two from Grayling High took Talent Tours of the Grayling Police & Fire Departments and Munson Hospital. Both locations went out-of the more...
Posted on Monday, June 4, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Garrett Godfrey and Alayne Hansen
Shine Cleaning Services is a locally owned and operated full-service cleaning service specializing in commercial cleaning services in northern Michigan. The company recently expanded to serve residential customers as well. Like more...
Posted on Monday, June 4, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
In a recent Performance Review by DCMA (Defense Contract Management Agency) for Fiscal Year 4/1/17-3/31/18, Northeast Michigan Consortium PTAC received an "Outstanding Rating" on their Technical Evaluation. An excerpt from the review more...
Posted on Monday, June 4, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
The Northeast Michigan Council of Governments was recognized with a Recycling Award at the Michigan Recycling Coalition Conference in Kalamazoo on May 17, 2018. The MDEQ selected three businesses/organizations to receive more...
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by Denise Cline
Keith Sterly poses with Sheriff Car
Keith Sterly was working a part-time Marine Patrol job as well as other part-time jobs to make ends meet. He wanted to start in the Police Academy, but wasn’t sure how more...
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Amanda Bergey
In 2017, NEMC applied for, and was awarded, an Otsego County Community Foundation Grant in the amount of $600. The funds were allocated to supporting "Discretionary Funds for Barriers to Employment" more...
Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
2018 Gaylord Job Fair
Despite continued low MI unemployment rates, 2018 job seeker attendance was up 24% over 2017.   In March/April, Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium held four Job Fairs across northeast Michigan, in Mackinaw, Gaylord, more...
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Hannah Box was unemployed for over a year after she had her twins. With no vehicle or means of transportation, the single mother of three struggled to find a local job. more...
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
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Hannah Box was unemployed for over a year after she had her twins. With no vehicle or means of transportation, the single mother of three struggled to find a local job. more...
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Don Hartley
Don Hartley was a retired truck driver, but after being retired for several years, he decided he would like to return to work. His CDL had expired and he was in more...
Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Northern Michigan Aggregates, Inc. manufacturers slag and natural aggregate products.  Aggregates are used for dense graded bases such as road shoulders and under cement concrete slabs, surfacing driveways, roads, and parking more...
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Royal Shearer at his desk
Royal Shearer was working production at Springs Window Fashions and had all the signs he was meant to be in a higher position at the company. The only thing holding him more...
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Karry Knaffle came to Michigan Works! completely devastated. She was working as a full-time office manager with benefits. As an older worker who had put in over 5 years with her more...
Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Marty Morse was struggling to find a job. She had no reliable transportation and no valid DL. When she entered into the PATH program, she had little to no help from more...
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Hayley Strohpaul
The Grayling Chamber of Commerce operates in the center of Grayling, offering a wide range of services to businesses and the community. They hold regular networking events and are involved heavily more...
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Jessica Ramsey on the job
Without a job and out of options, Jessica Ramsey applied for public assistance to help support her family. She had worked at McDonalds most of her life, but wasn’t earning a more...
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Propane Plus, Inc. provides residential and commercial propane and MI Stop is a full service gas station, convenience store, deli, and truck stop. Both Propane Plus and MI Stop were struggling more...
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
2018 Mackinaw City Job Fair
On Saturday, March 17th, over 140 job seekers delayed their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to first attend the Michigan Works! Straits Area Job Fair in Mackinaw City. With hopes of securing more...
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
LANSING (February 22, 2018)— State leadership and lawmakers came together this week to honor northeast Michigan leaders for their efforts to create jobs and develop talent in their communities. Legislators and statewide more...
Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
Hiring, training and employment successes celebrated at annual Impact Awards
L-R: Collin Hoffmeyer (MW!), State Representative Daire Rendon, Alayne Hansen (MW!), Marisue Moreau - Director (MW!), Rina Bethany (Weyerhaeuser), Senator Darwin Booher, Tom Quinn - President (Kirtland Community College), Erine Adams (Kirtland)
LANSING (February 22, 2018)— State leadership and lawmakers came together this week to honor northeast Michigan leaders for their efforts to create jobs and develop talent in their communities. Legislators and statewide more...
Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Mayville Engineering Company's two manufacturing facilities have been in Vanderbilt for the last 50 years, and we have employed hundreds in the Northern Michigan region. The Vanderbilt facility is becoming the more...
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Gage O’Toole was a high school dropout trying to survive on seasonal jobs. With his lack of a diploma he found it hard to get a good paying, full-time position. He more...
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
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Photo credit Alpena Regional Airport
Alpena Grounds Services, Inc., has the very important job of maintaining the Alpena County Regional Airport, but they’ve struggled in the past with finding skilled employees to fill their open Maintenance more...
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
IMM performs fabrication services including welding, cutting and forming of sheet metal, heavy plate and structural steel such as hot and cold rolled steels, stainless steel, aluminum and special alloy steels. more...
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
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Sherry S., a single mother of three children, had just relocated to Alpena from Grand Rapids when she was referred to Michigan Works! from DHHS. At Michigan Works!, Career Advisor Michelle more...
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
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When Selena Lopo entered the JMG program, she had no work experience, no driver’s license, and lived over 45 miles away from the Early College Program. In addition, no one in more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Chelsea Abrams is a single mom to her infant son, whose dad is in jail. She’s in the process of getting a divorce and currently living with her grandma, who helps more...
Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
Promise FM is a non-profit and strives to be good stewards of their resources, as they are funded by the donations and sponsorships of their listeners and business partners. Proud to more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
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Jerrica Connele was struggling to pay for her classes in the Surgical Technologist program at Kirtland Community College. Though she worked multiple jobs, she still didn’t have enough for her tuition more...
Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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After Sy Eurich graduated from Mio AuSable High School in 2016, he came to Michigan Works! to learn about Class Room Training assistance.  Michigan Works! was able to provide financial support to more...
Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
Cutting Edge Computers of Gaylord offers in-house IT solutions from PC sales, repair, and network deployment to cloud computing back-up solutions. A family owned business, Cutting Edge has been serving Gaylord more...
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
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Rudy Geber was new to the Alpena area, having moved from out of state. He came to Michigan Works! seeking job search assistance. Michigan Works! Talent Specialist Barb Timm and Career Advisor more...
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Over the past several years, Sklarczyk Seed Farm has become one the premier agriculture businesses in Michigan. Not only is Sklarczyk an important business to the economy of northeast Michigan, they more...
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
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A new effort to introduce young people to in-demand careers in Northeast Michigan is focusing on the manufacturing industry. October 6th celebrated National Manufacturing Day; throughout the month, area manufacturers held more...
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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SunFrog, a key employer in Gaylord, has experienced rapid growth in both revenue and jobs over the past 3 years. Their impact on the local community and economy is strong, and more...
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Trainee, Cory Heath
For over 40 years, 100% employee owned Panel Processing has been a fixture in the Coldwater community. They are a wood processing company servicing the retail store fixture market offering a more...
Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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When the Gaylord MC Sporting Goods filed for bankruptcy and closed, Lynn Johnston, manager at the store for the past 11 years, found herself laid off. She had started her career more...
Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Since 2002, IMM, Inc. has been contributing to the economic vitality of the Grayling community and surrounding area, gaining a reputation in Northern Michigan and throughout the country for quality, integrity more...
Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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The Grayling Weyerhaeuser Mill has been an active employer in the local community for 35 years, manufacturing OSB primarily used in residential construction. Committed to growth, they plan on investing over more...
Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Marian Urban came to Michigan Works! as an unemployed, single parent with two children. She was referred by DHHS and began working with Michigan Works! Career Advisor Michelle Burns. With Michelle’s help, more...
Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
This is to give notice that the City of Grayling has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C more...
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 by Denise Cline
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The newest issue of The Guide, a locally-owned publication dedicated to promote Northeast Michigan and all it has to offer, focuses on the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, a prime example of more...
Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016 by Denise Cline
 
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The Assessment of Access to Local Food, a study performed by Dave & Michelle Glenn of Connemara Consulting, was recently released. The study focuses on strategies for improving access to locally-grown more...
Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016 by Denise Cline
 
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Jerry Hollister with runway clearing equipment.
Alpena Ground Services is an equipment maintenance company out of Pellston that has an Alpena location at the Alpena Regional Airport. They have always been committed to hiring veterans and they more...
Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 by Alicia Wallace