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Janet is single, currently raising her grandson. She went through reconstructive surgery on her foot over a year ago and was on cash assistance for quite a while during recovery. She more...
Posted on Monday, May 11, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
 
Beginning Friday, May 8th, 2020, the recycling committee is pleased to announce that the recycling containers will be placed back in their usual locations.  The public is urged to comply with more...
Posted on Monday, May 4, 2020 by Denise Cline
I know many of you are struggling to either provide realistic funding opportunities to your clients who have been unable to access the federal stimulus programs or are looking for funding more...
Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2020 by Theresa Huff
In response to the immediate needs of small businesses throughout Michigan as a result of the “Stay Home Stay Safe” order, the Michigan Strategic Fund, through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation more...
Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2020 by Denise Cline
The Krakow Township Planning Commission has worked with the Northeast Michigan Council of Governments for the past two years to develop a new zoning ordinance. Please click here to download and more...
Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by Denise Cline
4/3/2020 Michigan Businesses May Now Apply for Federal Paycheck Protection Program Small businesses across Michigan are now able to apply for $349 billion in Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans through the U.S. Small more...
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
Following the announcement of the confirmed cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Michigan, and the State of Emergency declared by Governor Whitmer on March 11, NEMCOG has put in more...
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2020 by Denise Cline
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After losing her position in Alpena, Jeanne S. came to the Onaway Michigan Works! office to file for unemployment. Michigan Works! staff helped Jeanne file and also provided her an overview more...
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
 
The Green Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on April 6, 2020, at 7 pm to recommend adoption of zoning ordinance amendments relating to Medical Marihuana Primary Caregivers to more...
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by Denise Cline
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March 3 - Fourteen Gaylord St. Mary’s students (Juniors and Seniors) attended a Talent Tour at Munson Otsego Memorial Hospital. During the tour, students were able to see the OB, Lab, more...
Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist Joins Local Lawmakers in Celebrating Local Talent, Career Development Efforts in Northeast Michigan LANSING, MI (March 6, 2020)— Northeast Michigan talent development and employment successes were among more...
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2020 by Theresa Huff
The Village of Roscommon has adopted a new zoning ordinance. The village has worked for the past year and half with NEMCOG staff to develop the ordinance. The project was completed more...
Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by Denise Cline
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 February 7, 2020 – Eleven Gaylord Middle School students toured Munson Medical Center for a Michigan Works! coordinated Talent Tour. The importance of HIPPA laws were discussed with people’s privacy and more...
Posted on Friday, February 14, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
 
Weyerhaeuser HR Manager, Jessica Mika, knows that building Weyerhaeuser staff skill sets is critical to support their capital projects and allow their mill to continue to be a strong business influence more...
Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
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Arauco North America knows the best ‘insurance’ to ensure the long term viability and health of their Grayling Particleboard (GPB) facility is to properly train new staff and continue training. Unconditional more...
Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
 
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When Fred B. came to Michigan Works! in Gaylord he was unsure how to proceed after his September layoff. He was worried about the hardship this would cause on his family, more...
Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
 
London M was unable to make enough to pay bills without having numerous jobs, but he was living in an area with few employment options. London came to Michigan Works! to more...
Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
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In June of 2017, the Krajniak’s purchased the former Sand Bay Marina (Sand Bay Marina Sales Service and Storage LLC) knowing that Grand Lake was in need of a marina offering more...
Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Working with Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium, Cadillac Products submitted for a Going PRO Talent Fund training award and received $13,278 to train 5 existing employees. The employees were trained in: FANUC more...
Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
 
Gosling
The professional field of “downtown and commercial district management” requires a very distinct set of skills and expertise. Today’s professionals must be subject matter experts, with skills and knowledge directly relevant more...
Posted on Monday, February 10, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
 
Domino’s Pizza was opening a new store in Alpena, but the building they purchased needed to be remodeled and the nearest branch store was 70 miles away, which was making the more...
Posted on Monday, February 10, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
The Northeast Michigan Council of Governments (NEMCOG) is assisting Alcona County with updating their Recreation Plans.  A Recreation Plan contains future plans for recreational facilities within Alcona County. Communities are required to more...
Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2020 by Denise Cline
Running the office operations at AJD Forest Products is no easy task. Three staff members handle HR, payroll, and all accounting aspects and production of the company. There are so many more...
Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
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When Shanna came to Michigan Works! she was about to lose her rental home. She was in desperate need of a job and a less expensive place to live. Shanna had more...
Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
 
The City of West Branch has adopted a new zoning ordinance. The city has been working with NEMCOG to rewrite their zoning ordinance as part of the MEDC RRC (Redevelopment Ready more...
Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by Denise Cline
Notice of Adoption: The Wilson Township Board of Trustees adopted a Nuisance Ordinance on January 9, 2020, to provide for nuisance definitions, the prohibition of nuisances declared, enforcement of violations, abatement more...
Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by Denise Cline
Posted on Thursday, January 9, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
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12/11/19 – Eleven Vanderbilt students toured four Gaylord employers, including Albie’s Foods, H&S Mold, Otsego Memorial Hospital, and Sunfrog. Kirtland Community College information was also distributed. ALBIE'S FOODS During the Albie’s Foods more...
Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
 
Albie's Talent Tour
December 13, 2019 – Eleven Gaylord Middle School students toured Albie’s Foods for a Michigan Works! coordinated Talent Tour. Hands-on activities included a germ display with black light showing how to more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Doug S. had been coming in to Michigan Works! for the past few months looking for work. He came to the office on the same day he lost his previous job, more...
Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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December 3, 2019 – Seventy-eight Alcona students attended a Talent Tour at Harmon Excavating. Partnering in the tour were Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium, John Deere, and the Michigan Association of Timbermen. more...
Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Atlanta School senior, Scott B., toured Eagle Radio station learning everything that goes into the voice, creation, and tech skills to make a radio broadcast possible. During the tour, Scott was more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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December 6, 2019 – Fourteen students (6 from Hillman Schools, 8 from Atlanta Schools) toured Munson Healthcare’s Otsego Memorial Hospital, learning about all the different opportunities within the healthcare fields, and more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium Youth Career Advisor, Beth Michaels, and Business Services Professional, Jennifer Coughlin, took five Vanderbilt senior students on a college tour of Northwestern Michigan College, followed by a talent more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
The Presque Isle Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on January 6, 2020, at 7:00 P. M. to recommend adoption of zoning ordinance amendments relating to wireless communications to more...
Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by Denise Cline
Forest Township is creating a Recreation Plan to submit to the DNR to become eligible for grant funding. The draft Recreation Plan is available for public review for the next 30 more...
Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by Christina McEmber
In partnership with the MEDC Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) Program,  the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council subcontracted with NEMCOG to work with the City of Albion (Calhoun County) to create a new more...
Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2019 by Denise Cline
Katelyn
Katelyn was referred to the Michigan Works! WIOA Youth program by several staff members at ACES Academy. She was an academically strong student that needed additional support and mentoring, since she more...
Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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COOPER STANDARD TALENT TOUR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019 MIO SCHOOLS Two instructors and fourteen students from Mio Schools visited Cooper Standard on November 6, 2019. Students ranged from grade 9-12. HR Manager Sheryl more...
Posted on Friday, November 8, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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29 NE MI Talent Tours Held Throughout October in Recognition of Manufacturing Day  10/3 – Weyerhaeuser Weyerhaeuser’s Grayling OSB plant welcomed 24 Grayling High students and one instructor on a plant tour more...
Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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October 2019 - Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) students from northern Michigan worked on leadership and team-building skills at the JMG Leadership Day at Camp Hiawatha in Torch Lake. Ten students more...
Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Thomas
Thomas, a Veteran, was employed at St. Mary’s Hospital in Wisconsin until April 2019. At that time, he move to Alpena and took a job with Northeast Michigan Mental Health, but more...
Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Myranda CRT recipient
Myranda was in her second year of nursing school when she first heard about the Class Room Training (CRT) Program offered through Michigan Works! Prior to her enrollment in the program, more...
Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
Shawono Talent Tour
The AuSable Valley Animal Shelter held a Talent Tour for five Shawono Center youth participants, along with three staff from the Disability Network, and one Shawono staff on October 25, 2019. more...
Posted on Friday, November 1, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Click below to read the 2019 Recycling Report submitted to EGLE. 
Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by Denise Cline
Program Highlights for:  Northeast Michigan Council of Governments  January, 2019 through September, 2019
Posted on Monday, October 7, 2019 by Theresa Huff
Beginning on October 1, 2019, we will not be accepting tires, refrigerators (and all Freon units), and scrap metal until May 2020. As of October 31, 2019, we will not be more...
Posted on Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Denise Cline
Jared gets CDL License
When Jared came to Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium, he was stuck in a job with no future. With no chance to grow in his current job, he decided he wanted to more...
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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
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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
 
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
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
 
Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 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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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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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
 
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
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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
 
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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
 
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
 
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 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
 
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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
 
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
 
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
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
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
 
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 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
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
 
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
 
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
 
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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
 
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 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
 
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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
 
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
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
 
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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
 
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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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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Posted on Thursday, October 11, 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
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
 
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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
 
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
 
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
 
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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
 
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
 
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 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
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
 
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
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
 
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
 
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Cutting Edge Computers logo
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
 
Habitat for Humanity NE MI logo
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
 
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
 
Justin Tough Graduate
Justin Tough shown on left
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
 
Erich Podjaske at computer
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
Anthony Lowe pictured on right
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
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
 
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
 
Jerry Hollister with runway clearing equipment.
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