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Joseph Styma heard about the Michigan Works! tuition assistance program and hoped that it could help him. He was unemployed and lacked the credentials/training to obtain self-sustaining employment on his own, more...
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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John LaFave is legally blind and has scoliosis. Due to his disabilities, John has faced many challenges to employment. Over the years, he has held a variety of jobs. He was more...
Posted on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Erica Rhome was employed as a counselor, but when a personal crisis caused her to miss work, she ended up losing her job. She considered relocating north to rely on support more...
Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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April showers bring…job seekers? The spring rain didn’t seem to slow down the steady stream of job seekers from attending the Michigan Works! job fair in Alpena on Thursday, April 20. more...
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Tammy Alborante is a single mother of 6. When she was referred to Michigan Works! from DHHS she was struggling to make ends meet while working part-time at Service Master. She more...
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Spring was in the air on Wednesday when 118 eager job seekers attended the Michigan Works! job fair in Grayling. Thirty employers filled the Ramada Inn conference room hoping to fill more...
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Thursday’s snowy conditions didn’t stop eager job seekers from attending the Michigan Works! Gaylord Job Fair. Over 140 job seekers showed up with hopes of landing a job with one of more...
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Crystol Samuels moved back to Michigan from Florida with her two kids to help take care of her grandparents. She had no job or income when she was referred to Michigan more...
Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Out of school youth, Alec Lanning came to Michigan Works! facing some barriers to employment; he was unemployed and a high school dropout. Alec began working with Jessie Trumble in April of more...
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Lucille Dunham had a lifelong dream to be a nurse. In fact, she achieved her CNA before she was 18. But when Lucille had kids she decided to put her career more...
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Andrea Gibelyou was unemployed and needing assistance with her job search. She was referred to Michigan Works! from the Department of Health and Human Services and enrolled in the AEP/PATH program. Andrea more...
Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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With the statewide closings of MC Sports, Michigan Works! of Alpena expected to help dislocated staff find new jobs throughout the transition. The first candidate was Nichole Keyes, a 2-year veteran more...
Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
Michigan Works Hosts Mackinaw City Job Fair
On Saturday, March 11th, over 150 job seekers sought respite from the bitter cold to attend the Michigan Works! Northern Michigan Job Fair in Mackinaw City with hopes of securing spring more...
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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After her husband retired from the military due to disability, Dawn Copenhaver and family relocated to the Gaylord area. To help support her family, Dawn came to Michigan Works! for assistance more...
Posted on Thursday, March 02, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Howard Hess had worked as a bartender, a combat sports consultant, and a property manager. After moving from job to job in several states, and quitting his last four jobs, Howard more...
Posted on Thursday, March 02, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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After relocating to Atlanta, MI a few months ago, two-parent family Jessica Dell and Thomas Rushlow quickly learned that job searching in a rural area with no transportation was extremely difficult. more...
Posted on Thursday, March 02, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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When Derwich Industries, Inc. in Gaylord closed in 2014, Erich Christman found himself unemployed. Through Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium, Erich heard about the Trade Adjustment Assistance (Petition # 85864), so he more...
Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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In 2014, after seven years working for a Boyne City manufacturing plant, Tim Holliday’s job was eliminate by the company. Shortly after his layoff, he began searching for a new job more...
Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
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In 2016, Susan Dunn relocated to Grayling, MI from Texas. Once here, she had no means of transportation, and was staying with a friend while looking for a job and housing. more...
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017 by Alicia Wallace
 
When Cindy R. was laid off from Lake Superior State University (LSSU), she came to Michigan Works! in Alpena for assistance in finding a new job. Cindy was in the Alpena office more...
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
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After 17 years with the same company, Carl Kohut found himself unemployed due to a non-work related injury requiring shoulder surgery and a seven month recovery. He suddenly found himself without more...
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Tasha Bena, a single mom with three kids, was referred to Michigan Works! via the PATH program. She started working at Applebees the same week she attended PATH orientation. Tasha ended up more...
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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In 2015, Victoria Steichen relocated to northern Michigan from Indianapolis, IN. She came to Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium on numerous occasions to work with our Talent Specialists to build her resume, more...
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Adam Loar had been working at Aerobic Cruiser Hybrid Cycles as a Mechanic Manager/Sales Representative when the shop closed and relocated out of state. Although he was able to find a more...
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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For over 7 years, Dennis Bruning worked as a general laborer/maintenance personnel for Interlake Steamship Company, making over $20.00 per hour. But when Dennis left his job to return home to more...
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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When Carrie Roiter first came to Michigan Works! as a PATH client, she was unemployed and had poor self-confidence. In addition, she had barriers to employment such as no drivers’ license more...
Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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With over 30 years’ experience as a Home Health Aide, Carol Johnson was struggling to make ends meet when she suddenly found herself unemployed for the first time in over 20 more...
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Noah Lafferty was attending Alpena Community College for the Concrete Technology Program, but he soon found the daily 80 mile commute was getting too expensive. Although he did work in Alpena, more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Sixty year old Mary Everson had just been laid off from her job of 14 years when she came to Michigan Works! for help. She was feeling pretty low over her more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Sara Wyman had been in and out of the PATH program since 2008, but things were different this time when she came to the Alpena Michigan Works! office for her AEP/PATH more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
Top 10 STEM Careers in NE Michigan
WHY STEM?Thanks to an economy that is bouncing back from the recession and strong growth in manufacturing and technology sectors, we are seeing a strong push toward STEM occupations. STEM (science, more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 08, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
GRAYLING: Employers were very pleased with the turnout, many reporting the quality of job seekers was great. Job seekers also were very pleased with the event, some even got jobs on the spot!
GRAYLING: Employers were very pleased with the turnout, many reporting the quality of job seekers was great. Job seekers also were very pleased with the event, some even got jobs on the spot!
In April, Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium hosted 4 Career Fairs across northeast Michigan, in Cheboygan, Grayling, Alpena and Gaylord. Despite Michigan unemployment levels being at a 40 year low, both job more...
Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 by Alicia Wallace
 
This opportunity is a win-win for everyone. People are getting jobs and money is being put back into the community. I started training in October and I’m already working (in December). – Amy, graduate of the first training class
This opportunity is a win-win for everyone. People are getting jobs and money is being put back into the community. I started training in October and I’m already working (in December). – Amy, graduate of the first training class
Seventeen training graduates were recognized at a grand opening event on December 10th. The Digital Works – Cheboygan facility opened its doors in the Straits Area Education Center in October. The first more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Two 5-Day Lumber Grader Short Courses recently wrapped up in Hillman and Roscommon. The popular courses had a total of 27 participants, giving a variety of area lumber workers (yardmen, sawyers, more...
Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
Bud Darnell, President of the Cheboygan Communities Foundation presents the first installment support of $5,000 to Linda Nuess, President of the Cheboygan Economic Development Group, who is sponsoring the introduction of Digital Works to the community.
Bud Darnell, President of the Cheboygan Communities Foundation presents the first installment support of $5,000 to Linda Nuess, President of the Cheboygan Economic Development Group, who is sponsoring the introduction of Digital Works to the community.
Job training and placement assistance program to open in Cheboygan County Through a multi-agency collaboration, the Digital Works job training and placement assistance program will soon be offered in Cheboygan, Michigan, presenting more...
Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium recently held four separate career fairs for the counties of Cheboygan and Presque Isle, Alpena and Alcona, Otsego and Montmorency, and Crawford and Oscoda. Over 150 employers more...
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 by Alicia Wallace
 

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