Spring GR

According to the National Association of Home Builders, residential construction remains the industry of independent entrepreneurs with 81 percent of homebuilders and specialty trade contractor firms being self-employed independent contractors, or, entrepreneurs, who are required to wear many hats in order to succeed. There are a variety of services for entrepreneurs in West Michigan but […]

Express Employment Professionals

Lorraine Medici, M.M., Director of Training and Development, has successfully launched Purpose-Driven Leadership Training, a Leadership Academy targeted at helping develop managers and leaders at all levels in manufacturing and other industries. She is also an approved Training Partner with the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). She is an Associate Certified Coach and Master Practitioner […]

Employment Services Collaborative

The Employment Services Collaborative (ESC) is comprised of 8 organizations working together to help individuals and families access employment services in West Michigan. Through a unique, community-wide effort system navigators at these organizations provide assistance with barrier resolution, job preparedness skills, personalized career coaching, and ongoing retention supports to help employees become valuable members of […]

Michigan Department of Corrections

More than 200 prisoners inside the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility are taking part in a new vocational program to help them get jobs on the outside. In the Vocational Village, prisoners attend full day classes and hands-on training. At full capacity there will be 165 vocational trade students, 27 vocational trade tutors, 12 building […]

30-2-2

30-2-2 is currently comprised of more than 15 West Michigan companies who employ over 100 returning citizens. They continue to track the success of the employees, offer support to employers and employees to encourage retention, and recruit new employers to join in the effort.  Carrie Link, Assistant to the CEO, Butterball® Farms  describes how your […]

Criminal Justice Caplaincy

Since 1980, Criminal Justice Chaplaincy (CJC) has been helping people whose lives are affected by crime. At CJC, the returning citizens and their family will find support they need to re-enter society, knowledge and strength to change behaviors and reduce recidivism. Case management services and mentor training / mentors also help in job retention.   […]